About me

I am a computer science PhD student at Berkeley, where I am advised by Sanjam Garg.
Previously, I graduated from IIT Bombay with a Bachelor's + Master's in Engineering Physics.


  1. Group Structure in Correlations and its Applications in Cryptography
    Guru-Vamsi Policharla, Manoj Prabhakaran, Rajeev Raghunath and Parjanya Vyas.
    [ITC 2021]
  2. Algorithmic Primitives for Quantum-Assisted Quantum Control
    Guru-Vamsi Policharla, and Sai Vinjanampathy.
    [Physical Review Letters 2021]
  3. Efficient Zero-Knowledge Proofs of Graph Signature for Connectivity and Isolation Using Bilinear-Map Accumulator
    Toru Nakanishi, Hiromi Yoshino, Tomoki Murakami, and Guru-Vamsi Policharla.
    [APKC@AsiaCCS - 2020]
  4. Revisiting Deniability in Quantum Key Exchange via Covert Communication and Entanglement Distillation
    Atashpendar, Arash, G. Vamsi Policharla, Peter B. Rønne, and Peter YA Ryan.
    [Nordic Conference on Secure IT Systems - 2018]

Articles and Talks

  1. Unphysical - Physics and Interdisciplinary Research
    Piece in the department student newsletter about what physicsicts have to offer for cryptography. [Article]
  2. Group Correlations and their applications in Cryptography
    India Crypto Meet 2020. [Slides]
  3. An introduction to Quantum Cryptogrpahy
    An institute wide talk organised by the Math and Physics Club, IIT Bombay. [Slides]
  4. Deniability in Quantum Key Exchange
    Quantum reading group IIT Bombay. [Slides]

Blog Posts

  1. Black-box Oblivious Transfer Protocols imply One Way Functions.

Useful Resources

  1. Tiny LaTeX installation by Yihui Xie. (~60mb on Linux/macOS and ~90mb on Windows)
  2. EZproxy for accessing publications behind a paywall (UCB only).


  1. The Strokes
  2. Kulture Reset
Inspired by Plain Academic

Guru Vamsi Policharla
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