Vinod Vaikuntanathan

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science



Vinod Vaikuntanathan is an associate professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and chief cryptographer at Duality Technologies. He is the co-inventor of most modern fully homomorphic encryption systems and many other lattice-based (post-quantum secure) cryptographic primitives. He has received an IBM Josef Raviv Fellowship, an NSF Career Award, a Sloan Faculty Fellowship, a Microsoft Faculty Fellowship, a DARPA Young Faculty Award, and a Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Award. He earned a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and an MS and PhD from MIT.