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. ZEBRA: Anonymous Credentials with Practical On-chain Verification and Applications to KYC in DeFi.
    Deevashwer Rathee, Guru-Vamsi Policharla, Tiancheng Xie, Ryan Cottone, and Dawn Song


  1. End-to-End Secure Messaging with Traceability Only for Illegal Content
    James Bartusek, Sanjam Garg, Abhishek Jain, and Guru-Vamsi Policharla
    [Eurocrypt 2023]
  2. Group Structure in Correlations and its Applications in Cryptography
    Guru-Vamsi Policharla, Manoj Prabhakaran, Rajeev Raghunath, and Parjanya Vyas.
    [ITC 2021]
  3. Algorithmic Primitives for Quantum-Assisted Quantum Control
    Guru-Vamsi Policharla, and Sai Vinjanampathy.
    [Physical Review Letters 2021]
  4. 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]
  5. 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]

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).
Inspired by Plain Academic

Guru Vamsi Policharla
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