Fields of expertise
Privacy, Systems and Network Security, Smart contracts
Hi, I am a fifth-year PhD student in the Decentralized and Distributed Systems lab at advised by Prof. Bryan Ford. My research interests revolve around the topics in Systems and Network Security, Privacy, Distributed Systems, and Smart Contracts. I am currently focused on improving security of software-update systems, reducing metadata leakage from encrypted data formats, and building a secure peer-to-peer collaboration platform.
K. Nikitin; L. Barman; W. Lueks; M. J. Underwood; J.-P. Hubaux et al. : Reducing Metadata Leakage from Encrypted Files and Communication with PURBs. 2019. The 19th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden, July 16–20, 2019. DOI : 10.2478/popets-2019-0056.
K. Nikitin; E. Kokoris Kogias; P. S. Jovanovic; L. Gasser; N. Gailly et al. : CHAINIAC: Proactive Software-Update Transparency via Collectively Signed Skipchains and Verified Builds. 2017. 26th Usenix Security Symposium, Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 16-18, 2017. p. 1271-1287.
M. Tiloca; K. Nikitin; S. Raza : Axiom: DTLS-Based Secure IoT Group Communication; ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS). 2017. DOI : 10.1145/3047413.