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Deepak Maram Deepak Maram
Research Engineer Intern

Deepak is a PhD candidate at Cornell Tech, New York City. His research lies in self-sovereign / decentralized identity, a new form of identity that offers users greater control over their data. His work often lies in the field of applied cryptography, which includes designing cryptographic protocols, building end-to-end systems, and arguing their security formally. Before his PhD, he received an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from IIT Bombay. More recently, he interned at Cloudflare working on the design and development of a "privacy-preserving attestation of personhood" leveraging cryptographic techniques like zero-knowledge proofs.

Research Areas

Applied Cryptography, Blockchain


2022Let The Right One In: Attestation as a Usable CAPTCHA Alternative

Eighteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2022), Boston, MA. 2022.
Tara Whalen, Thibault Meunier, Mrudula Kodali, Alex Davidson, Marwan Fayed, Armando Faz-Hernández, Watson Ladd, Deepak Maram, Nick Sullivan, Benedikt Christoph Wolters, Maxime Guerreiro, Andrew Galloni

2021ZKAttest: Ring and Group Signatures for Existing ECDSA Keys

Selected Areas in Cryptography (SAC 2021). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13203, Springer, Cham, 2021.
Armando Faz-Hernández, Watson Ladd, Deepak Maram