Bhavana Kanukurthi is a post-doctoral researcher at UCLA, working under the guidance of Prof. Rafail Ostrovsky. She received her PhD in Computer Science at Boston University in 2011, where she was advised by Prof. Leonid Reyzin. She is a recipient of the 2010 Boston University Computer Science Research Excellence award. Her research lies in the area of cryptography. She has published at leading conferences such as CRYPTO, Eurocrypt and STOC.