I am a Professor at the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern. My research area is computer security and cryptography and I aim to develop systems that incorporate novel cryptographic techniques in order to achieve interesting security properties.

  • My work currently focuses on secure computation protocols, zero-knowledge protocols and verifiable computation, and cryptocurrencies and blockchains. My email is abhi at neu.edu.


My group is accepting PhD students for 2023, please contact me if you are interested. I also welcome undergraduates to find research projects in my group (before covid, there are currently were 5 undergraduates who contribute on weekly basis to our projects).

Current members in my group are:

  • Schuyler Rosefield (started F'18)
  • LaKyah Tyner (started 2021)

My former PhD students include Mona Sergi (2013, now at Google), Chih-hao Shen (2014, now at Google), Ben Kreuter (2018, now at Google), Yash Kondi (2022, postdoc at Aarhus), Jack Doerner (2022, postdoc at Technion), and Eysa Lee (2023, postdoc at Brown). Former post-doc and then research scientist Ran Cohen is now an assistant professor at IDC Herzliya.

Other service

  • Our group’s project page at neucrypt.org hosts source code for all of our recent projects. See anonize.org for our implementation of the ANONIZE scheme. The implementation was used to run course reviews at CornellTech and class surveys at U of Virginia. Here is a Wired story about the scheme. Contact me if you are interested in using it.


My research is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Microsoft Faculty Fellowship Award, the FEST fellowship award, an Amazon Research award, an SAIC research award, a Jacobs Future of Money Workshop research prize, a Google Faculty Research Award, a Brave Faculty Research Award, and a grant from Meta.