Talk by Aniket Kate: “Designing and Analyzing Network Anonymity Solutions”

On 2 July 2021 at 16:30 CEST, Aniket Kate will give a talk titled “Designing and Analyzing Network Anonymity Solutions”.

You can join the Zoom meeting using the following details:

Meeting ID: 934 0936 1471
Passcode: 942451


The onion routing (OR) network Tor is undoubtedly the most widely employed technology for anonymous web access. It is also arguably the second most employed privacy-enhancing technology after TLS. Despite its success, the existing Tor network faces significant challenges on the privacy front, and its privacy is considered to be broken against any strong adversary.

In this talk, I will describe the landscape of the network anonymity solutions, discuss the inherent lower bounds that we find necessary for anonymous communication over the Internet, and present some novel directions that we are working on.


Prof. Aniket Kate is an Associate Professor in the computer science department at Purdue university. He is an applied cryptographer and a privacy researcher. His research builds on and expands applied cryptography, distributed computing, and data-driven analysis to solve security/privacy problems in decentralized environments. His current projects focuses on communication freedom and distributed ledgers (or blockchains). He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award for 2019.

Before joining Purdue in 2015, he was a junior faculty member at Saarland University, Germany. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), Germany. He has received his PhD from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and his masters from IIT-Bombay, India.