I am a third-year PhD student at MIT, where I am advised by Vinod Vaikuntanathan. I’m interested in theoretical computer science, particularly cryptography and complexity theory. I am supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
Before MIT, I was a software engineer at Google (YouTube). Prior to that, I received a BA in mathematics from Harvard University. As an undergraduate, I attended the DIMACS REU (under Eric Allender’s mentorship) and Ken Ono’s number theory REU (under his and John Duncan’s mentorship). I also interned in industry at Facebook and Jane Street.
Here is my CV.
- June 2023: I am interning at NTT Research in Sunnyvale, CA this Summer.
- April 2023: I visited Columbia and CMU and gave talks at the Columbia Theory Seminar and the CMU Theory Lunch Seminar (video here) based on joint work with Aparna Gupte and Vinod Vaikuntanathan.
- February 2023: I visited the Simons Institute for the first month of the Meta-Complexity program. I gave a talk at the Lower Bounds, Learning, and Average-Case Complexity workshop based on previous work with Eric Allender and Rahul Ilango.
- February 2023: I gave talks at the Berkeley Security Seminar and Stanford Security Seminar based on recent joint work with Surya Mathialagan. Previously, I gave a talk at MIT’s Cryptography and Information Security (CIS) Seminar on the same work.
MacORAMa: Optimal Oblivious RAM with Integrity
Surya Mathialagan, NV
The Non-hardness of Approximating Circuit Size
Eric Allender, Rahul Ilango, NV
Invited to Special Issue of Theory of Computing Systems
Moonshine for All Finite Groups
Samuel DeHority, Xavier Gonzalez, NV, Roger Van Peski
Research in the Mathematical Sciences
Authors are listed in alphabetical order of last name, as is the convention in theoretical computer science and mathematics.