Mahesh@Algonquin Park

Mahesh V. Tripunitara

E7 5432
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
The University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W
Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1
+1-519-888-4567 x42864
fax: +1-519-746-3077 (a cover page is necessary)

I have been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo since January 2009. Since July 2014, I am an Associate Professor (with Tenure). I was an Assistant Professor through June 2014. For 3 years prior to coming to Waterloo, I was principal research staff in the Security and Privacy Technology Lab at Motorola's corporate R&D Labs in Schaumburg.

I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University, where my advisor was Ninghui Li. Gene Spafford has also been a significant influence. Before returning to Purdue in 2003 for the Ph.D., I spent about 6 years in industry, mostly in software development. It included about 4 years in Silicon Valley. I have a B.Sc.(Hons.) in Computer Science from Dalhousie University, where my honours project supervisor was Patrick Keast. Before that, I attended the Chinmaya Vidyalaya, at its old campus in Ernakulam, near the Ernakulathappan Temple.

I research information security. Most of my work has been in authorization and access control. I have worked also on cryptographic key transport, secure payments, usable security, and security and reliability of computer hardware. My work tends to be a mix of fundamental and applied aspects.



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