N. Asokan

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My name is Asokan. I am part of the informal research group SIRENE.

Research Interests

My research work so far has focussed on security issues. In particular, I am interested in applying cryptographic techniques to construct secure protocols for distributed systems. My research page contains pointers to my publications.


In January, 1999, I joined the communications systems lab at the Nokia Research Center in Helsinki. Prior to joining Nokia, I spent three years with the Security Research Group at the IBM Zurich Research Lab (ZRL) as a research scientist and six years at MFCF at the University of Waterloo as a Unix Lizard.

While at ZRL, I worked on the SEMPER project in which my primary responsibility was the design and implementation of the generic payment service framework. I also co-designed the fair exchange protocols in the Fair and Secure Electronic Transactions project.


I received my formal education at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, at the dear departed School of Computer and Information Science at Syracuse University, and at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.