Prateek Saxena

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Hi! I work in the wonderful Computer Science Department at National University of Singapore.

My research is on computer security and privacy. We are interested in principled and algorithmic approaches to practical security problems. I am fortunate to run the KISP Lab. The name stands for 'Keep It Secure and Private'. We have several talented and passionate researchers:

Present - Shiqi Shen (PhD), Teodora Baluta (PhD), Aashish Kolluri (PhD), and Ivica Nikolic (Postdoc).

Alumni - Loi Luu (Kyber), Shweta Shinde (ETH Zurich), Shruti Tople (Microsoft Research), Yaoqi Jia (Parity Tech), Amrit Kumar (Zilliqa Research), Jason Teutsch (TrueBit), Virgil Griffith (Ethereum), Hoon Wei Lim (SingTel-NUS Research Lab), and Enrico Budianto.

Our present topics of focus are machine learning security and privacy, blockchains, and trusted computing. For our ongoing and past projects, please see our publications. Please see our released software and benchmarks to check our experimental findings reported in papers. Thanks to Google, Intel, Symantec, sponsors of the Crystal Center, MoE-Singapore, DSO Labs, NRF-Singapore, for their generous and continued support to our research!

Our past group members launched several spinoffs out of their research. See Zilliqa, Anqlave, KyberNetwork, Dexecure , TrueBit and SmartPool (non-profit) as examples. I have fond memories of the CS department at UC Berkeley, where I got my PhD in 2012.


Associate Professor
Computer Science Division
School of Computing
National University of Singapore

Email: prateeks at comp dot nus dot edu dot sg

Do join us for the DS3 talks! Past workshops: deep learning security workshop, the associated research forum, and blockchain and security workshop.

New!  We are looking for highly independent PhD students, interns and postdocs. Please send me an email with your CV, if interested. A strong background in math / statistics, PL / verification, security, or large systems-building is necessary for our research. We welcome candidates who will commit 9+ months on focussed research at the outset, and generally unable to respond to requests otherwise. To interested NUS undergrads: Please set aside a year of rigorous work if you wish to do your UROP or a final-year project with me.


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