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Mahesh will be finishing his Ph.D. in 2006 and will be on the job market next year.  After spending several years in industry, in Fall 2003 Mahesh returned to Purdue to finish his Ph.D.  Since starting working with me in October 2003, he has presented one paper at SACMAT 2004, two papers at ACM CCS 2004, in addition to the paper at 2005's Oakland conference. 

At the Oakland conference, in the context of discussing this debate, one participant commented that he had been following on the web a seminar course I taught in Spring 2005 and found it to be very useful.