Dr. Souradyuti Paul
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department
I am an associate professor in the department EECS of IIT Bhilai. Earlier, I used to work as an assistant professor of CSE at IIT Gandhinagar (Jul. 2014 - Oct. 17). I obtained BE, MTech and PhD degrees, respectively, from Jadavpur University (1994 - 98), Indian Statistical Institute (1999 - 01) and KU Leuven (2001 - 06). I spent a long span of time (about 14 years) working as a doctoral, postdoctoral and a guest researcher at various well-known data security research groups in Europe, USA, and Canada, namely, COSIC, KU Leuven (2001 - 08), CSD, NIST, USA (2008 - 12) and CrySP, University of Waterloo (2012 - 14). In addition to carrying out academic research in computer security, I was, in the past, directly involved with (and a major technical contributor to) two international security projects of significant importance: ECRYPT-eSTREAM (organized by the European Union, 2005-2008) for standardizing stream ciphers, and SHA-3 (organized by NIST, 2007-2012) for standardizing a hash function for the US Government. Currently, I lead multiple Indian initiatives (organized by the Bureau of Indian Standards) for standardizing Blockchain-based applications under various ISO projects.
My keynote talk at BIT, Durg, "Blockchains: Truth vs. Hype"
winter semester (2018-19W), I am teaching CS554
Blockchain Technologies and CS254 Database Management Systems.
(Present) Cryptographic modes and multiparty protocols; Blockchain and Cryptocurrency; Anonymity and Privacy; Network Security.
(Recent past) Design and analysis of cryptographic primitives (e.g. stream cipher, hash function, etc.).
Since 2001, my research has always centered on cryptography, data security and related areas.