Integrated Ph.D. Student (4th Year)

Mathematics Department, IISc, Bangalore


AREA OF RESEARCH: Cryptography

Ph.D. ADVISORS: Dr. Bhavana Kanukurthi (CSA Department, IISc), Dr. Manjunath Krishnapur (Mathematics Department, IISc)


Current Research interests: Non-malleable Codes, Privacy Amplification, Extractors, Blind Signatures, Functional Encryption.

Other Subjects that interest me: Probability Theory, Complexity Theory


  1. Bhavana Kanukurthi, Sai Lakshmi Bhavana Obbattu, Sruthi Sekar.  Four-state Non-malleable Codes with Explicit Constant Rate .  TCC 2017

Teaching Experience:

  1. [Jan-Apr 2017] Teaching Assistant for Analysis and Linear Algebra II
    Supervisor: Prof. Tirthankar Bhattacharya.
  2. [Aug-Dec 2017] Teaching Assistant for Algebra I
    Supervisor: Dr. Abhishek Banerjee
  3. [Aug-Dec 2017] Teaching Assistant for Theoretical Foundations of Cryptography Supervisor: Dr. Bhavana Kanukurthi
  4.  [2016-current] Part of the English initiative program (Notebook Drive, IISc)
    – Teaching English at a school (5th – 7th standard)
  5.  [2011-12] Taught school children at Lady Shri Ram College as a part of Child Development Program (NSS).

My Biodata: SruthiCV


  1. Zero Knowledge Proofs, ISEA Workshops in Cryptography – Part 2 – Selected topics in Cryptography, 2016
  2. Introduction to Cryptography, Lady Shri Ram College For Women, New Delhi , 22nd September 2017 (https://lsrmathematics.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/how-to-keep-secrets-101/)

Hobbies: Sketching, Playing Keyboard, Singing, Photography.



CrySP Lab (326), CSA Department, IISc

Email: sruthisekar@iisc.ac.in




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I love photography and travelling (specially in the Himalayan ranges).

Specifically, I love landscape photography! (Favorite photographers: Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, many more…)

Being a beginner, I am trying to learn techniques of post-processing the images, HDR (High Dynamic Range).


Here are some photographs I clicked:

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