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Vishal Saraswat
Visiting Faculty

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Paloura, Jammu - 181121, India

Phone: (001)407-584-7425
(091)970-357-2379
Email: vishal.saraswat@gmail.com


Research Interests

Number Theory and Cryptography, Informaion and Cyber Security, Algorithm Design and Analysis, Computational Complexity, Quantum Computation, Financial Mathematics

Experience

Visiting Faculty, February 2018 - Present, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jammu, India
Adjunct Faculty, March 2017 - Present, S P Jain School of Global Management, Mumbai, India
Visiting Scientist, April 2017 - January 2018, R.C.Bose Centre of Cryptology & Security, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
Assistant Professor, May 2012 - April 2017, C.R.Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (AIMSCS), Hyderabad, India
Visiting Faculty, August 2013 - May 2015, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, India
Honorary Lecturer, January 2013 - May 2015, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
Graduate Assistant, Aug 2003 - May 2012, Institute of Technology, UMN, Twin Cities
Lectured, held recitations and labs, and graded various advanced graduate and undergraduate courses including
Modern Cryptography, Cryptology and Number Theory, Coding Theory, Mathematical Logic, Preparation for Financial Mathematics, Mathematical Background for Finance, Mathematical Theory Applied to Finance, and, Computation, Algorithms, and Coding in Finance
Mentor, June 2010 - Aug 2010, Interdisciplinary Research Experience for Undergraduates, IMA, UMN
Research Assistant, Jun 2007 - Aug 2007, Intelligent Storage Consortium, Digital Technology Center, UMN
Research Visitor, Jul 2006 - Aug 2006, Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, Piscataway-NJ
Research Fellow, Jun 2006 - Aug 2006, Minnesota Center for Industrial Mathematics, UMN, Twin Cities
Research Scholar, Aug 2000 - July 2003, School of Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay

Education

Ph.D. - Cryptography, GPA: 3.88/4.00
May 2012, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota (UMN), Twin Cities, MN, USA
Advisor: Prof. Andrew Odlyzko
M.S. - Computer Science, GPA: 3.84/4.00
Aug 2007, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota (UMN), Twin Cities, MN, USA
M.S. - Mathematics, GPA: 3.91/4.00
Aug 2007, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota (UMN), Twin Cities, MN, USA
Post-Graduate Certificate in Statistical Methods and Applications, First Class
July 2000, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata
B.Sc. - Mathematics, with Honors
July 2000, St. Xavier's College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Books / Edited Volumes

Introduction to Cryptography (ISBN: 1138071536)
with Sahadeo Padhye and Rajeev Anand Sahu, CRC Press, 2017.
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Security, Privacy and Applied Cryptography Engineering (SPACE) 2016
with Claude Carlet and Anwar Hasan, LNCS, Springer, 2016.
Journal of Hardware and Systems Security
Guest Editor for special issue on SPACE 2016, Springer, 2017.
Journal of Cyber Security and Mobility
Guest Editor for special issue on SPACE 2016, River Publishers, 2017.

Publications (International Journals / Book Chapters)

An Evaluation of Lightweight Block Ciphers for Resource-Constrained Applications: Area, Performance, and Security
with R.Sadhukhan, S.Patranabis, A.Ghoshal, D.Mukhopadhyay and S.Ghosh, Journal of Hardware and Systems Security 1 (3), pp.203 218, Springer, 2017.
A Secure Anonymous Proxy Signcryption Scheme
with R.A.Sahu and A.K.Awasthi, Journal of Mathematical Cryptology 11 (2), pp.63 84, DeGruyter, 2017.
Analysis-Preserving Protection of User Privacy against Information Leakage of Social-Network Likes
with F.Buccafurri, L.Fotia, and G.Lax. Information Sciences 328, pp.340 358, Elsevier, 2016.
An Anonymous Proxy Multi-signature with Accountability
with R.A.Sahu, E-Business and Telecommunications, CCIS 554, pp.234 254, Springer, 2014.
An Efficient Integrated PKE+PEKS Scheme with Joint CCA Security in the Standard Model
with F.Buccafurri, G.Lax and R.A.Sahu, In Submission.
A Lightweight and Secure PRNG for Low-Cost Devices
with F.Buccafurri, D.Gulati and G.Lax, In Submission.
Delegatable Designated Verifier Signature
with N.Sharma and R.A.Sahu, In Submission.
Strong Designated Blind Signature
with N.Sharma and R.A.Sahu, In Submission.
Anonymously Delegatable Designated Verifier Signature
with N.Sharma and R.A.Sahu, In Submission.

Publications (International Conferences)

Short Integrated PKE+PEKS in Standard Model
with R.A.Sahu. SPACE 2017, LNCS 10662, Springer, 2017
Offline Outdoor Navigation System with Full Privacy
with P.Kaushik and F.Buccafurri. WINSYS 2017, SciTePress, 2017
Adaptively Secure Strong Designated Signature
with N.Sharma, R.A.Sahu and B.K.Sharma. IndoCrypt 2016, Springer, 2016
Efficient Proxy Signature Scheme from Pairings
with F.Buccafurri and R.A.Sahu. Secrypt 2016, SciTePress, 2016
Differential Fault Attack on SIMECK
with V.Nalla and R.A.Sahu. CS2, HiPEAC 2016, ACM, 2016
Efficient and Secure Many-to-One Signature Delegation
with R.A.Sahu. ICICS 2015, LNCS 9543, Springer, 2015
Strengthening NTRU Against Message Recovery Attacks
Arithmetic 2015: Elliptic curves, diophantine geometry, and arithmetic dynamics, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, 2015
Practical and Secure Integrated PKE+PEKS with Keyword Privacy
with F.Buccafurri, G.Lax and R.A.Sahu. Secrypt 2015, SciTePress, 2015
Secure and Efficient Scheme for Delegation of Signing Rights
with R.A.Sahu, ICICS 2014, LNCS, Springer, 2014
How to Leak a Secret and Reap the Rewards too
with S.K.Pandey, LatinCrypt 2014, LNCS, Springer, 2014
A Secure Anonymous Proxy Multi-signature Scheme
with R.A.Sahu, Secrypt 2014, SciTePress, 2014
Remote Cache-timing Attacks on AES
with D.Feldman, D.F.Kune, and S.Das, CS2, HiPEAC 2014, ACM, 2014
Anonymous Signatures Revisited
with A.Yun, ProvSec 2009, LNCS 5848, Springer, 2009
Public-Key Encryption with Searchable Keywords based on Jacobi Symbols
with G.D.Crescenzo, IndoCrypt 2007, LNCS 4859, Springer, 2007

Funded Projects

Attacks on Elliptic Curve Discrete Log Problem, Oct 2015 - March 2018,
Co-principal Investigator, Funded by: Govt. of India, Grant Amount: INR 24,65,500.
Post Quantum Cryptology, Oct 2014 - March 2017,
Principal Investigator, Funded by: Govt. of India, Grant Amount: INR 1,01,78,200.

Funded Projects (Under Consideration)

Remote Cache Timing Attacks on AES
Implementation of Attacks on Discrete Log Problem using Function Field Sieve
Post-Quantum Cryptosystems based on Isogenies

Other Recent Projects

Side Channel Cryptanalysis (of block and stream ciphers), May 2012 - April 2017,
Lead Researcher, Funded by: Govt. of India, AIMSCS, Hyderabad
Development of an Indigenous Lightweight Block Cipher, May 2012 - April 2017,
Lead Researcher, Funded by: Govt. of India, AIMSCS, Hyderabad
Development of an Indigenous Lightweight Block Cipher, May 2012 - Oct 2015,
Lead Researcher, Funded by: Govt. of India, AIMSCS, Hyderabad
Design of a Lattice Based Cryptosystem, May 2012 - Sep 2013,
Lead Researcher, Funded by: Govt. of India, AIMSCS, Hyderabad
Software Methodologies for Lattice Based Cryptanalysis, May 2012 - Sep 2013,
Lead Researcher, Funded by: Govt. of India, AIMSCS, Hyderabad

Past Projects

Counterparty Credit Risk in Over-The-Counter Derivatives
Jan 2012 - Jan 2012, Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (MCFAM), UMN
Pursuit Evasion Games with Multiple Pursuers
June 2010 - Aug 2010, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), UMN
Secure and Efficient Long Term Data Management
Jun 2007 - May 2008, Intelligent Storage Consortium, Digital Technology Center (DTC), UMN
Long Term Key Management
Jun 2007 - May 2008, Intelligent Storage Consortium, DTC, UMN
Applied Remote Cache-timing Attacks Against AES
Sept 2006 - May 2007, Institute of Technology, UMN
Cryptographic Multilinear Maps
Jan 2005 - May 2005, Institute of Technology, UMN, Twin Cities
Basic Lie Theory
Aug 2000 - July 2003, School of Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Bombay
Engel Curve Analysis of Expenditure of Employees of ISI, Calcutta
Jan 2000 - June 2003, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata

Workshops and Seminars Organized/Conducted

SPACE 2018 (PC Member), 12-16 December 2018
The Eightth International Conference on Security, Privacy and Applied Cryptographic Engineering.
FARES 2018 (PC Member), 27-30 August 2018
The 13th International Workshop on Frontiers in Availability, Reliability and Security.
SPACE 2017 (Tutorial Chair), 13-17 December 2017
The Seventh International Conference on Security, Privacy and Applied Cryptographic Engineering.
SPACE 2016 (Program Chair), 14-18 December 2016
The Sixth International Conference on Security, Privacy and Applied Cryptographic Engineering.
Workshop on Side Channel Cryptanalysis, 19-21 December 2016
International workshop jointly organized with IIT Kharagpur
Short course on Elliptic Curve Cryptography, July 2016
for post-graduate research scholars at AIMSCS
Training on Block Cipher Cryptanalysis, June 2016
for scientists of the Signal Intelligence, New Delhi
Training on Code Based Cryptology, May 2016
for scientists of Scientific Analysis Group (SAG, DRDO), New Delhi
Code Based Crypto Workshop 2015, September 2015
International workshop jointly organized with SAG, DRDO
Training on Elliptic Curves, March 2015
for scientists of the SAG, DRDO
Training on Block Cipher Design, July 2014
for scientists of the Cabinet Secretariat, New Delhi
Training on Lattice based Cryptosystems and Cryptanalysis, March 2013
for scientists of SAG, DRDO
Training on Lattice based Cryptosystems and Cryptanalysis, January 2013
for scientists of SAG, DRDO
Training on Block Ciphers, November 2012
for scientists of National Technical & Research Organization (NTRO), New Delhi
Short course on Anonymous Identity based Cryptosystem, July 2012 - September 2012
for post-graduate research scholars at AIMSCS
Student Number Theory Seminar, 2004 - 2006
School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota, USA

Students (Co)Mentored

Number of Ph.D. Students:, 1
Dipayan Das Ph.D. Thesis, 2015 - Present
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal
Number of Postgraduate (M.Tech. & M.S.) Students:, 12
Number of Undergraduate (B.Tech. & B.S.) Students:, 4

Computer Skills

Languages: C/C++, Fortran, Lisp
Applications/Packages: MATLAB, Mathematica, Office Suite, LaTeX
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac, Windows

Awards

Full-tuition Scholarship and Assistantship, Graduate School, UMN, Twin Cities, 2003 - Present
TIFR Alumni Association Scholarship for Career Development, TIFR, Bombay, 2002 - 2003
Special Grant for Graduate Studies in USA, B. D. Bangur Endowment, Calcutta, July 2003
Scholarship for Graduate Studies in USA, Manoj Mody Foundation, Calcutta, July 2003

Membership

Executive Committee Member, Cryptology Research Society of India
Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association
Nominee Member, American Mathematical Society
Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Referees

Professor Andrew Odlyzko, <odlyzko@umn.edu>, School of Mathematics, UMN
Professor Bimal Roy, <bimal@isical.ac.in>, Director, R.C.Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Professor Subhamoy Maitra, <subho@isical.ac.in>, Professor, Applied Statistics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Professor Debdeep Mukhopadhyay, <debdeep@cse.iitkgp.ernet.in>, Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.
Professor Rajeev Anand Sahu, <Rajeev.Anand.Sahu@ulb.ac.be>, Departement d'Informatique, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium



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