ESP Biography


Major: 18

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2024

Picture of Gaurav Arya

Brief Biographical Sketch:

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Past Classes

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M15279: Diffie-Hellman Protocol in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Suppose Alice and Bob are spies collaborating on the same project. But they live in different cities and have never met. Worse, their enemy Eve has access to all the messages they send to each other. Is it possible for Alice and Bob to talk with each other and still manage to keep their conversation top-secret? Miraculously, the answer is yes! In 1976, Diffie and Hellman came up with an ingenious way to do precisely this, and created the field of "public-key" cryptography, which is essential to almost every communication that takes place on the internet. In this class, we'll learn about their beautiful protocol, a foundational encryption algorithm and the first public-key encryption system to be published.

C14561: Fun with algorithms! in HSSP Summer 2021 (Jul. 10 - 31, 2021)
How can we multiply two numbers quickly? How do we sort a list quickly? What does "quickly" even mean? We'll explore these questions and many more in our study of algorithms, a beautiful field that lies at the heart of computer science.