"Arise, awake, stop not till the goal is reached" - Swami Vivekananda

Sri AravindaKrishnan Thyagarajan

Call me: "Aravind" or "Aravinda" (What does it mean?)

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I am currently at Carnegie Mellon University as a Post-Doc with Elaine Shi.

I did my PhD. in Applied Cryptography under Dominique Schröder at the Chair of Applied Cryptography, Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany (2016-2021) and passed with a Summa Cum Laude.

My dissertation is nominated for GI Dissertationspreis 2021.

Research Interests

I am working on theory and applications of blockchains, security and privacy of cryptocurrencies, and fairness in multi-party applications. I am also interested in developing post quantum cryptographic primitives based on Lattices that have real world applications.

Before this, I did my Masters (M.Sc, 2015-2016) in Computer Science at Universität des Saarlandes, Germany, and my bachelors (B.Tech, 2011 - 2015) in Computer Science & Engineering, from National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India. I attended School at DAV Boys Senior Secondary School, Gopalapuram, Chennai, (2008-2011) and DAV BHEL School, Ranipet, (1997-2008).

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