Vishal Saraswat

Information Security Expert of Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions

Professor of Cryptology Vishal Saraswat began his teaching and research career at the University of Minnesota, USA in 2003. During his extensive career, he has also been a regular and visiting professor at a variety of institutions, including the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IITH), and Jammu (IITJmu), University of Hyderabad (HCU), the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (ISI) and S.P.Jain School of Global Management, Mumbai (SPJSGM).

He is a current visiting faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jammu. His research interests include anonymity and privacy in communication protocols, searchable encryption for the cloud based services, lightweight cryptography for IoT devices, post-quantum crypto, active and passive cryptanalysis, and hardware security, topics on which he has published several papers in reputed international journals and conferences and has co-authored the book “Introduction to Cryptography” that makes cryptography more accessible for Indian undergraduate students and researchers. He has served on the editorial boards of a number of security and cryptography journals and conferences, including Journal of Hardware and Systems Security (HASS), Journal of Cyber Security and Mobility (JCSM), and the 6th International Conference on Security, Privacy and Applied Cryptography Engineering, (SPACE 2016).

Quantum safe communication and information security, are his recent teaching, research and applied interests. He has organized and taught executive training programs on cybersecurity and analysis for various intelligence agencies, defence organizations, academic institutions and policy makers. He has supervised several M.Tech and M.S. student projects in cryptography and cryptanalysis in the last several years. Dr. Saraswat is the executive committee member of the Cryptology Research Council of India and contributes regularly to the popular media to raise awareness about cybersecurity among the non-specialists.