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