Apoorvaa Deshpande

That's me 

Apoorvaa Deshpande
Graduate Student
Department of Computer Science, Brown University


Office: Room 421, CIT, 115 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912
Email: mathrm{apoorvaa_deshpande@brown.edu}

Brief Biography

Welcome to my homepage! I am a third year graduate student at Brown University, department of Computer Science. I am advised by Prof. Anna Lysyankaya and I work in the area of cryptography. Within cryptography, I am especially interested in zero knowledge proof systems and pseudorandom functions.

In the summer of 2015, I had the great opportunity to attend the Cryptography Program at the Simon's Institute for the Theory of Computing. Before coming to Brown, I completed my B.E (Hons) Computer Science + M.Sc (Hons) Mathematics from BITS Pilani University in 2013. After that, I spent a year at Microsoft Research India as a Research Intern, where I had a great experience working under the guidance of Raghav Bhaskar and Prasad Naldurg in security and privacy.

Along with computer science and research, an integral part of my life is my music. More about it here.


  • Security Against a Malicious but Weak Client
    Apoorvaa Deshpande, Shai Halevi, Yuval Ishai, Anna Lysyanskaya, Prashant Vasudevan

Invited Talks

  • I was invited to give a talk at the DIMACS/MACS Workshop on Cryptography for the RAM Model of Computation which was held in MIT Media Lab from June 8-10, 2016.
    Here is the workshop program and here are my slides for the talk.


You can find my (rather outdated) CV here.