Personal Details

I am an assistant professor in Department of Computer Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA. Also, I have a joint appointment with the Department of Data Science at NJIT.

I am a member of Big Data Analytics Lab (BDaL) and Cybersecurity Research Center.

Research interests: Databases, security, privacy, and IoT.

[Updated on Sept 15th, 2023] I have multiple fully-funded Ph.D. positions. See this link for details and email me.

I was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine, USA, working in the research group of Prof. Sharad Mehrotra.

I have completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, Israel.
I am blessed to become an academic son of Prof. Shlomi Dolev and to work with Prof. Jeffrey Ullman --- Turing Award winner --- during my Ph.D. and Post-Doc.

Email: shantanu.sharma[AT]njit[DOT]edu MS Thesis or MS Project at NJIT: MS Students at NJIT, interested to work on MS thesis and/or MS project, can email me.


6. Best Paper Award to IoT Notary: Sensor Data Attestation in Smart Environment at 18th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (IEE NCA), 2019.
5. VLDB Travel Award, 2019.
4. Distinguished Poster Award to Scaling Cryptographic Techniques by Exploiting Data Sensitivity at a Public Cloud at the 9th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY), 2019.
3. Negev PhD fellowship - "The Zin PhD Fellowship" from October 2012 to March 2016 (during entire PhD study), at Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
2. Research excellence awards in the year 2012, the year 2014, and the year 2015, at Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
1. Gold Medalist -- Master of Technology in Computer Engineering at National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, India.

Four Selected Publications

1. Prism: Private Verifiable Set Computation over Multi-Owner Outsourced Databases [Paper/PDF] [Presentation slides/PPT] [YouTube]
Yin Li, Dhrubajyoti Ghosh, Peeyush Gupta, Sharad Mehrotra, Nisha Panwar, and Shantanu Sharma
Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Data (ACM SIGMOD), 2021.
2. Obscure: Information-Theoretic Oblivious and Verifiable Aggregation Queries [Paper/PDF] [Presentation slides/PPT] [Full version (in IEEE TKDE)]
Peeyush Gupta, Yin Li, Sharad Mehrotra, Nisha Panwar, Shantanu Sharma, and Sumaya Almanee
Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, Vol. 12, No. 9., 2019.
3. Partitioned Data Security on Outsourced Sensitive and Non-sensitive Data [Paper/PDF] [Presentation slides/PPT]
Sharad Mehrotra, Shantanu Sharma, Jeffrey D. Ullman, and Anurag Mishra
35th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (IEEE ICDE), pp. 650-661, China, April, 2019.
4. IoT Notary: Sensor Data Attestation in Smart Environment [Paper/PDF] [Presentation slides/PPT]
Nisha Panwar, Shantanu Sharma, Guoxi Wang, Sharad Mehrotra, Nalini Venkatasubramanian, Mamadou H. Diallo, and Ardalan Amiri Sani
(The first two authors have an equal contribution.)
18th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (IEEE NCA) Cambridge, MA, USA, Sept 26-28, 2019.
Best Paper Award