I am a third year computer science PhD student at Portland State University, where I am advised by Prof. Fang Song. I am interested in the areas of cryptography, quantum computing, and more broadly in theoretical computer science. Currently my research involves studying the potential and limitations of quantum information in enhancing classical cryptography.

Previously, I was a computer science undergraduate at IIIT Bangalore. During my senior year there, I studied secure multiparty computation and byzantine consensus. I wrote my thesis titled Perfectly-Secure Asynchronous Multiparty Computation for General Adversaries under the supervision of Prof. Ashish Choudhury.

You can reach me at nikpappu "at" pdx "dot" edu.