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. Threshold Encryption with Silent Setup
    Sanjam Garg, Dimitris Kolonelos, Guru-Vamsi Policharla, and Mingyuan Wang
    [eprint], [code]


  1. Experimenting with Zero-Knowledge Proofs of Training
    Sanjam Garg, Aarushi Goel, Somesh Jha, Saeed Mahloujifar, Mohammad Mahmoody, Guru-Vamsi Policharla, and Mingyuan Wang
    [CCS 2023], [RWC 2024], [code], [blog]
  2. zkSaaS: ZK-SNARKs as a Service
    Sanjam Garg, Aarushi Goel, Abhishek Jain, Guru-Vamsi Policharla, and Sruthi Sekar
    [USENIX Security 2023], [code]
  3. Post-Quantum Privacy Pass via Post-Quantum Anonymous Credentials
    Guru-Vamsi Policharla, Bas Westerbaan, Armando Faz-Hernández, and Christopher A Wood
    [RWC 2023], [Manuscript 2023], [code], [demo]
  4. End-to-End Secure Messaging with Traceability Only for Illegal Content
    James Bartusek, Sanjam Garg, Abhishek Jain, and Guru-Vamsi Policharla
    [Eurocrypt 2023], [code]
  5. ZEBRA: SNARK-based Anonymous Credentials for Practical, Private and Accountable On-chain Access Control
    Deevashwer Rathee, Guru-Vamsi Policharla, Tiancheng Xie, Ryan Cottone, and Dawn Song
    [Manuscript 2022], [code]
  6. Group Structure in Correlations and its Applications in Cryptography
    Guru-Vamsi Policharla, Manoj Prabhakaran, Rajeev Raghunath, and Parjanya Vyas.
    [ITC 2021]
  7. Algorithmic Primitives for Quantum-Assisted Quantum Control
    Guru-Vamsi Policharla, and Sai Vinjanampathy.
    [Physical Review Letters 2021]
  8. 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]
  9. 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]
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