Monosij Maitra

Email: {first name.last name} AT ( /

Office: MC 0.20, Universit√§tsstraβe 140, 44799 Bochum.

I am currently a postdoc with a joint appointment at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (working with Eike Kiltz) and Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy (working with Giulio Malavolta). Prior to this, I was a postdoc working with Sebastian Faust at TU Darmstadt. Earlier, I finished my Ph.D. from IIT Madras and thereafter worked as a research staff in the CCD@IITM group for a short period. During PhD, I was very fortunate to be advised by Shweta Agrawal.
For a detailed CV, feel free to reach me via any of the above emails.

Research Interests


My research interests are broadly in the theory and applications of public-key cryptography with a focus on computing on encrypted/authenticated data and building tools to enable distributed trust. During PhD, I worked largely on functional encryption and attribute based encryption.

Publications/Manuscripts [DBLP] [Google Scholar]

[PhD Thesis]

Academic Service

  • Program committee (PC): Indocrypt 23
  • Conference sub-reviews:
      - ICALP 23, ACM CCS 22, Eurocrypt 22, Crypto (21, 22, 23)
      - Asiacrypt (17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22), TCC (19, 21, 23)
      - ITCS 21, PKC (19, 21, 22, 23), Indocrypt (17, 20, 22)
  • Journal review:
      - Design, Codes and Cryptography
      - IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
      - IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
  • Student volunteer at Indocrypt 17, TCC 18.

  • Teaching Assistance @ IIT Madras
  • Foundations of Cryptography
  • Advanced Topics in Cryptography
  • Cryptography & Network Security
  • Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Mentoring Assistance @ TU Darmstadt
  • Research in Cryptography
  • Automata Theory
  • Approximation Algorithms
  • Paradigms of Programming
  • Computational Engineering