This was my website during grad school! It is no longer actively updated. My current website can be found here.
I am a final-year PhD student in the Computer Science department at Cornell University, advised by Tom Ristenpart. I'm located at the Cornell Tech campus in NYC.
I will be joining the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2021!
My research is in security, cryptography, and systems.
I study ways to use encryption to build systems that are both secure and functional.
I am focusing on encrypted database systems and
content moderation for end-to-end encrypted messaging.
I'm also broadly interested in making systems security failures less harmful, using encryption and other tools.
I like thinking about post-quantum cryptography, new primitives, and constructing
protocols that solve interesting problems.
My non-technical interests include censorship, privacy, legal and ethical issues related to information security, and the intersection of technology and society.
My research is supported in part by a 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
In Spring 2018, I visited Royal Holloway, University of London, located in scenic Egham, UK.
While I was there, I worked with several lovely people including Marie-Sarah Lacharité, Brice Minaud, Kenny Paterson, and Joanne Woodage.
Pancake: Frequency Smoothing for Encrypted Data Stores USENIX Security 2020 (Distinguished Paper Award)
Paul Grubbs, Anurag Khandelwal, Marie-Sarah Lacharité, Lloyd Brown, Lucy Li, Rachit Agrawal, and Thomas Ristenpart
The first three authors contributed equally to this work.
I did my undergrad at Indiana University, where I majored in Math and Computer Science.
After graduating, I worked for two and a half years at Skyhigh Networks
as a cryptography engineer. I left in August of 2015 to start grad school at Cornell.
You can tweet at me @pag_crypto or find me on LinkedIn.
My email address is pag[220+5] AT cornell DOT edu. Compute the sum in the braces and append that to "pag" to get the local part of the email address.