Purdue University - Department of Computer Science -

Aniket Kate

Assistant Professor of Computer Science


Joined department: Fall 2015


Aniket Kate is an applied cryptographer and a privacy researcher. His research builds on and expands applied cryptography, distributed computing, and data-driven analysis toward developing robust systems for privacy and distributed trust.

His current projects focuses on communication freedom and distributed ledger (or blockchain) protocols. In particular,

  1. His group designs and analyzes efficient, provably secure cryptographic solutions for anonymous communication, and formalizes and realizes privacy for the emerging communication modalities;
  2. His group enhances security, privacy, and reliability of distributed ledgers and communication across distributed ledgers, and devises novel crypto-economic applications for the financial world, supply chains and beyond.

Selected Publications

Debajyoti Das, Sebastian Meiser, Esfandiar Mohammadi, and Aniket Kate: Anonymity Trilemma: Strong Anonymity, Low Bandwidth, Low Latency---Choose Two. IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland), 2018.

Pedro Moreno-Sanchez, Navin Modi, Raghuvir Songhela, Aniket Kate, and Sonia Fahmy: Mind Your Credit: Assessing the Health of the Ripple Credit Network. The Web Conference (WWW), 2018.

Giulio Malavolta, Pedro Moreno-Sanchez, Aniket Kate, Matteo Maffei: SilentWhispers: Enforcing Security and Privacy in Decentralized Credit Networks. NDSS 2017

Tim Ruffing, Aniket Kate, and Dominique Schroeder: Liar, Liar, Coins on Fire! -- Penalizing Equivocation By Loss of Bitcoins. ACM CCS, 2015.

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