I am an associate professor at the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern. My research area is computer security and cryptography and I aim to develop systems that incorporate novel cryptographic techniques in order to achieve interesting security properties.

  • My work currently focuses on secure computation protocols, zero-knowledge protocols and verifiable computation, and cryptocurrencies and blockchains. My email is abhi at neu.edu.

  • I am co-chair of the ACM AFT’20 conference which has free registration this year and will be held online. I was co-chair of the 3rd ZKProofs workshop 2020 which was also held online and will also help organize the 4th ZKProofs workshop to be held in 2021.

  • I am an associate editor of the journal Information Processing Letters which invites submission of short, original research articles that focus on fundamental aspects of information processing and computing.

Projects

Our group’s project page at neucrypt.org hosts source code for all of our recent projects.

I am the lead PI of the ACHILLES project, which aims to construct a new programming language to assist development of secure computation applications.

See anonize.org for our implementation of the ANONIZE scheme. The implementation was used to run course reviews at CornellTech and class surveys at U of Virginia. Here is a Wired story about the scheme. Contact me if you are interested in using it.

Students

My group is accepting PhD students for 2020, please contact me if you are interested. I also welcome undergraduates to find research projects in my group (before covid, there are currently were 5 undergraduates who contribute on weekly basis to our projects).

Current members in my group are:

My former PhD students include Mona Sergi (2013, now at Google), Chih-hao Shen (2014, now at Google), Ben Kreuter (2018, now at Google), Ben Terner (Masters 2015, going to UCSD to complete PhD).

Research

My research is supported by the National Science Foundation, IARPA Hector project, the Microsoft Faculty Fellowship Award, the FEST fellowship award, an Amazon Research award, an SAIC research award, a Jacobs Future of Money Workshop research prize, a Google Faculty Research Award, and a Brave Faculty Research Award.