Secure Mechanisms

With the rise in the popularity of e-commerce and e-voting, the privacy and security of a user's data on these platforms is of utmost importance. Our work involves building secure mechanisms for different types of auctions, voting etc. which allow for efficient operations on encrypted data. We also look at the deployment of these mechanisms over Blockchain.

"A Truthful, Privacy-Preserving, Approximately Efficient Combinatorial Auction For Single-minded Bidders"

Mechanism Design

We mainly look at the mechanism design aspects related to civic crowdfunding. The existing literature for it is limited. Through our work, we develop mechanisms which break these barriers - such as negative valuation and asymmetric beliefs. We also develop mechanisms which are cost-efficient when deployed over Blockchain.

"Aggregating Citizen Preferences for Public Projects Through Civic Crowdfunding"