My research focus is on finding new methods to secure stored data by encryption. I am laying the foundations for an entirely different vision for encryption that I call Functional Encryption. Instead of encrypting to individual users, in a Functional Encryption system, one can embed how they want to share data in the encryption process. Decryption is self-enforcing, allowing encrypted data to be stored on untrusted locations such as cloud storage sites.

Awards and Achievements

  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) ( 2011)
  • Microsoft Faculty Fellowship ( 2011)
  • Sloan Fellowship ( 2010)
  • Grace Murry Hopper Award, Association for Computing Machinery ( 2015)