Dept. of Computer Science
Faculty of Sciences
De Boelelaan 1081A
1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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- Successfully defended my PhD. dissertation titled "Remote Policy Enforcement Using Java Virtual Machine" on 19 Jan. 2010.
- As of January 2009 I have started working as Senior Security Researcher at the Security Futures Practice, BT Innovate & Design, a part of British Telecom plc.
- These pages are no longer updated and is provided as an archive of existing material.
My PhD. research was in the area of inra-system information flow control within the scope of data-centric distributed policy enforcement. I also did some work on issues related to secure computing, privacy, accountability and system & network security. My PhD advisors are Prof. Andrew S. Tanenbaum and Associate Prof. Bruno Crispo.
My research interests include
- Policy enforcement
- Information flow control
- Digital Rights Management
- Trusted Computing
- System and network security
Detailed list of my academic publications can be found here.
- Reviewer, ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS), 2009.
- Technical Reviewer, Security and Communication Networks (SCN), Wiley InterScience, 2009.
- Technical Reviewer, AsiaCCS 2008, ACM Press.
- Technical Reviewer, ESORICS 2007, Springer-Verlag.
- Reviewer at ACM Reviews - Featured, Highlighted, Reader recommended.
- Draft reviewer "PGP & GPG: Email for the Practical Paranoid" by Michael W. Lucas, ISBN: 1-59327-071-2.
Trishul project aims to develop a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) based system that supports Information Flow Control (IFC) with the intention of providing an architecture to enforce data-specific usage policies. More details are available at Trishul's project page.
We have developed a system named DRM Paradiso that enables controlled offline content reselling. The system allows customers who buy music (or other digital content) from an online distribution store to also buy rights to resell the song to his/her friends. More details at the DRM Paradiso project page.
Floodgate is a peer-to-peer architecture that aims at providing a scalable Content Delivery Network-like system by incentivising the peers to share their resources for monetary benefits. More details at the Floodgate project page.
I have helped supervise the following Masters students
- Ron Gerrits
- Patrick Simpson
- Erik Zentveld
- Ana Baos
- Mathew Joseph
- Sreejith K. S. (along with Gabriela Gheorghe)
- Arun P. Mohan (along with Gabriela Gheorghe)
- Computer Networks (CN) Practicals for 2006-2007.
- Network Security (Spring 2006)
- Computer Networks (CN) Practicals for 2004-2005
- MSc. (Computer Science), 2000 - 2002, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Mentor: Prof. A.L. Ananda
- B.Tech (EEE) First class honors, 1996 - 2000, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (SIA/NOL Undergraduate Scholarship recipient), FYP Mentor: Prof. Alex C Kot
- Early schooling, Udyogamandal School, Kerala, India.
- Senior Researcher, Jan '09 - , Security Futures Practice, BT Innovate & Design, BT, Ipswich, UK.
- Intern, Aug - Nov '07, MTS (ESX, Monitor), VMware, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, USA.
- Intern, Sep - Nov '05, SOA Security Research, Security Research Center, BT, Ipswich, UK.
- R&D Engineer, 2003-'04, JVC Asia Laboratories of Singapore (JALS).
- Research Assistant, 2002-'03, Centre for Internet Research, National University of Singapore.
- Teaching Assistant, 2000-'02, School of Computing, National University of Singapore.
- Research Engineer (Part time), 2000, Kent Ridge Digital Labs (now Institute for Infocomm Research), Singapore.
Questions on PhD at CS, Vrije Univ.
I have been getting queries, ever so often, asking for on details of PhD programme at the department. My list of offered answers is here for reference.
- How-To: Write your doctoral thesis
- Dissertation Advice
- Piled Higher & Deeper (a grad student comic strip)
- xkcd - "webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language"
- An Automatic Crypto Research Topic or Paper Title Generator
Masters Degree in Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems
The Dept. of Computer Science of the Vrije Universiteit offers a Master's degree in Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems. Through a combination of courses, laboratories, projects, and personal supervision, each student will be helped to expand his or her knowledge of this increasingly important field. More details.
- Srijith.Net - My personal website
- The World Through A Tiny Hole - Collection of photographs I have taken over the years
- Collection of useful links