Imparting knowledge of Smart-farming techniques to farmers in a field visit in Nashik, India.

About Me

I am a Cryptography Engineer at Aztec. I love working on the cryptography aspect of cryptocurrencies and blockchains. I am broadly interested in cryptographic protocols that help strengthen the privacy and scalability of cryptocurrencies.

I graduated with a B.Tech and M.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in June 2020. My thesis was primarily on designing Shorter, Privacy-Preserving Proof of Reserves for cryptocurrency exchanges, guided by Prof. Saravanan Vijayakumaran.

Research Interests: Applied Cryptography, Zero-Knowlege Proofs, Cryptocurrencies, Security & Privacy on the Blockchain

Prior to my work in cryptocurrency research, I have worked with Prof. Udayan Ganguly on Plasticity-based Learning and Dynamic Boltzmann Machines. I also did an internship at Cadence Design Systems (Pune, India) on Fast Convolution on HiFi4 DSP.

Apart from research, I was actively involved in social service since my freshman year in college. I was an Overall Coordinator of NSS, IIT Bombay in 2018-19, leading a 3-tier team of 400 volunteers in planning and executing more than 30 initiatives aimed at conserving environment, educating the underprivileged and imbibing sustainability in our lives.


  1. Performance Trade-offs in Design of MimbleWimble Proofs of Reserves    
    Suyash Bagad and Saravanan Vijayakumaran
    IEEE Security & Privacy on Blockchain (IEEE S&B), 2020

  2. On the Confidentiality of Amounts in Grin      
    Suyash Bagad and Saravanan Vijayakumaran
    Crypto Valley Conference on Blockchain Technology (CVCBT), 2020

  3. MProve+: Privacy Enhancing Proof of Reserves Protocol for Monero  
    Arijit Dutta, Suyash Bagad and Saravanan Vijayakumaran
    IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security
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