Ravi Kishore Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Dr. Ravi Kishore Vasala is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Engineering Department at Mahindra École Centrale College of Engineering. Dr. Ravi Kishore did his Ph.D. in Computer Science from IIIT, Hyderabad. Prior to joining MEC, he worked as a Visiting Faculty at IIIT, Hyderabad.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Computer Science, IIIT-H, Hyderabad, India, 2018.
      Thesis Title: Efficient Protocols For Secure Message Transmission Over Directed Networks.
      Advisor: Dr. Kannan Srinathan.
    • M.Tech Computer Science, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India, 2010.
    • M.Sc Mathematics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, 2008.
  • Research

    His research interests are broadly in Theoretical Computer Science; specifically in theory and applications of all aspects of Cryptography and Information Security. His research works include designing efficient protocols/algorithms for secure communication (between two parties in a distributed environment) that guarantee information-theoretic security.

  • Awards
    • Recipient of the TCS Graduate Research Fellowship.
    • Qualified in CSIR-UGC(NET) Exam.
  • Publications
    1. Round-Optimal Perfectly Secret Message Transmission with Linear Communication Complexity.
      Ravi Kishore, Ashutosh Kumar, Chiranjeevi Vanarasa and Kannan Srinathan.
      (Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Information Theoretic Security (ICITS 2015), Lugano, Switzerland, May 2-5, 2015, pages 33-50).
      DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17470-9_3
    2. On Perfectly Secret Message Transmission in Digraphs Tolerating Dual Failures.
      Ravi Kishore, Chiranjeevi Vanarasa, Tushant Jha and Kannan Srinathan.
      (Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2016), Singapore, January 4-7, 2016, pages 29:1–29:10).
      DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2833312.2833327
    3. On the Price of Proactivizing Round-Optimal Perfectly Secret Message Transmission.
      Ravi Kishore, Ashutosh Kumar, Chiranjeevi Vanarasa and Kannan Srinathan.
      (In IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Journal, 64(2):1404-1422 (2018)).
      DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/TIT.2017.2776099
    4. On Minimal Connectivity Requirement for Secure Message Transmission in Directed Networks.
      Ravi Kishore, Chiranjeevi Vanarasa and Kannan Srinathan.
      (In journal of Information Processing Letters, 131:1-6 (2018)).
      DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ipl.2017.11.001
    5. Assuring BetterTimes : Private arithmetic formulas.
      Per Hallgren, Ravi Kishore, Martı́n Ochoa, Andrei Sabelfeld.
      (In Journal of Computer Security, 26(4):557-587 (2018)).
      DOI: https://doi.org/10.3233/JCS-171085
    6. Perfectly Secure Message Transmission over Partially Synchronous Networks.
      Ravi Kishore, Anupriya Inumella, Kannan Srinathan.
      (Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2019), Bangalore, India, January 4-7, 2019).
      DOI: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3288599.3288612
  • Experience
    1. Visiting Faculty at IIIT, Hyderabad, Feb 2018 - July 2018.
    2. Visiting Fellow at Singapore University of Technology and Design(SUTD), Singapore Mar 2016 - Sep 2016.
    3. Lecturer at IIIT, Hyderabad.
      • Taught a course on Automata Theory during Jan 2015 - May 2015. Level: UG, Strength: 220 students.
      • Taught a course on Linear Algebra during Jan 2016 - Mar 2016. Level: UG, Strength: 250 students.
  • Others

    He attended the following workshops/conferences:

    1. TPMPC 2017 - Theory and Practice of Multi-Party Computation Workshops.
      Dates and Location: April 3rd to April 7th, 2017 in Bristol, United Kingdom.
    2. Workshop on Mathematics of Information - Theoretic Cryptography.
      Dates and Location: September 19th - September 30th, 2016 in Singapore.
    3. 17th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2016).
      Dates and Location: January 4th - January 7th, 2016 in Singapore.
    4. 16th International Conference on Cryptology in India (Indocrypt 2015).
      Dates and Location: December 6th to 9th December 2015 at IISc in Bengaluru, India.
    5. 8th International Conference on Information-Theoretic Security (ICITS 2015).
      Dates and Location: May 2nd - May 5th, 2015 in Lugano, Switzerland.
    6. TACTICS symposium (Data Privacy Day), 2014.
      Dates and Location: January 28 - January 29, 2014, at TCS Siruseri, Chennai, India.
    7. 32nd Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science conference (FSTTCS, 2012).
      Dates and Location: December 15 to December 17th, 2012 at IIIT Hyderabad, India.
    8. 10th International Conference on Cryptology in India (Indocrypt 2009).
      Dates and Location: December 13 - December 16, 2009, in New Delhi, India