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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Faculty Area:
Security, applied cryptography, distributed computing and blockchains.
kartik at cs.duke.edu
(919) 660-6576
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Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2018
M.S., University of Maryland, 2016
B.Tech., Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai, India, 2011

Selected Publications
  • Sync HotStuff: Simple and Practical State Machine Replication, with Ittai Abraham, Dahlia Malkhi, Ling Ren, and Maofan Yin, Accepted in IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P), 2020
  • Flexible Byzantine Fault Tolerance, with Dahlia Malkhi, and Ling Ren, Accepted in ACM CCS, 2019
  • Communication Complexity of Byzantine Agreement, Revisited, with Ittai Abraham, T-H. Hubert Chan, Danny Dolev, Rafael Pass, Ling Ren, and Elaine Shi, PODC, 2019
  • Locality-Preserving Oblivious RAM, with Gilad Asharov, T-H. Hubert Chan, Rafael Pass, Ling Ren, and Elaine Shi, Accepted in Eurocrypt, 2019
  • Synchronous Byzantine Agreement with Expected O(1) Rounds, Expected O(n^2) Communication, and Optimal Resilience, with Ittai Abraham, Srinivas Devadas, Danny Dolev, and Ling Ren, Published in Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC), 2019
Extended List of Publications

Publications by Kartik Nayak