About Me

I have recently taken a faculty position at George Washington University. For updated information, please visit my GW website.

I am a research scientist in the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Since joining MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 2011, my research has been focused on bringing tools from theoretical cryptography into practice. Specifically, my research focuses on using techniques such as secure multi-party computation, functional encryption, and cryptographically protected search to build practical, provably secure solutions for real-world applications.

Prior to joining Lincoln Laboratory, I completed my PhD in August 2011 with Dr. Jonathan Katz in the Computer Science department at the University of Maryland. My PhD thesis studied the limitations of black-box and nonblack-box cryptographic constructions.

For For more information please browse my CV.


  • Gaurav Singh, MIT Masters of Engineering in EECS, 2016
    Co-advised with Prof. Shafi Goldwasser


Book Chapters:

  • "Cryptography for Big Data Security"
    with Ariel Hamlin, Nabil Schear, Emily Shen, Mayank Varia, and Sophia Yakoubov
    In Big Data: Storage, Sharing, and Security, F. Hu, ed., Taylor & Francis LLC, CRC Press, 2016.

Journal Articles:


Technical Reports

  • "Can Smartphones and Privacy Coexist?"
    with Rebecca Balebako, Anne Boustead, Robert K Cunningham, William Welser IV, Richard Housley, Richard Shay, Chad Spensky, Karlyn D Stanley, Jeffrey Stewart, Ari Trachtenberg, and Zev Winkelman
    RAND Corporation Technical Report, 2016.