Pratyay Mukherjee joined Visa Research in March, 2017. Before that, he was a Post-doctoral Researcher at UC Berkeley since Fall 2015. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from Aarhus University, Denmark in October, 2015. During his PhD he visited several research groups in various organizations including University of Warsaw(Poland), Microsoft Research India, New York University, Northeastern University(Boston), Simon's Institute for Theory of Computing(Berkeley) and UC Berkeley.
Pratyay got a Master of Technology in Computer Sc. and Eng. from IIT Kharagpur and a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Telecom. Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He was awarded the Institute Silver Medal from IIT Kharagpur for topping the class of Computer Science (M.Tech).
His research focuses on all aspects of Cryptography and Security and it’s interplay with Theory of Computation. In particular, his recent works include constructions and analysis of program obfuscations, protecting cryptographic devices (e.g. smart cards) from side-channel attacks, designing round-efficient algorithms for secure distributed (multi-party) computation etc.
Pratyay is an active member of the vibrant Crypto-community. He served as a Program Committee member for TCC 2017, Asiacrypt 2017, ProvSec 2017 and Indocrypt 2015. His works received more than 300 citations till date (as per Google Scholar).