Hi, I am a fourth-year PhD student in the Decentralized/Distributed Systems lab at advised by Prof. Bryan Ford. My research interests revolve around the topics in System 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.
System and Network Security, Cryptographic Protocols and Distributed Systems
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.