My research is centered around the theoretical foundations of cryptography and its connections to other areas of theoretical computer science. I am particularly interested in the nature of hardness that is useful for cryptography, and in identifying useful hard problems. I spend a lot of time trying to come up with new constructions of fundamental cryptographic primitives and studying the connections between them.
I am also interested in various aspects of information-theoretic cryptography and data protection. A concise account of my motivations, past work and approach to research may be found in my (outdated) research statement.
I am looking for researchers at various levels to come work with me. NUS is a great environment, and substantial funding is available for fundamental research. A number of amazing researchers are either already here or just a short flight away.
|NUS Presidential Young Professorship||Computational Hardness Assumptions and the Foundations of Cryptography||Aug 2021||July 2026|
|NRF Fellowship||Fine-Grained Cryptography||Aug 2022||July 2027|