I am an assistant professor at UC Berkeley. I am interested in security, systems, and applied cryptography.
I co-founded the RISELab, whose aim is to build systems that are secure and intelligent.

Before joining UC Berkeley, I did a one-year postdoc at ETH Zürich in the System Security group led by Prof. Srdjan Capkun. Before that, I completed my Ph.D. in computer science at MIT, my thesis being about building practical systems that compute on encrypted data. My advisor was Professor Nickolai Zeldovich, and I was also fortunate to work closely with: Professor Hari Balakrishnan (in systems), Professor Shafi Goldwasser, Professor Yael Kalai, and Professor Vinod Vaikuntanathan (in cryptography). I earned my Masters of Engineering in Computer Science in 2010 and my two Bachelors in Computer Science and Mathematics in 2009 also from MIT. My PhD thesis was awarded a George M. Sprowls Award for best MIT CS doctoral theses. As a professor, I was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship, Bakar Faculty Fellowship, and I was named as in the list of 35 innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review.