Hi, I am Guru.

I am a doctoral researcher studying for a PhD at the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. I am being supervised by Prof. Mark Ryan. I started my PhD in Feb '11.

I am working on Trustworthy Voting Systems project. The project is EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) funded and is a collaboration between the University of Surrey and the University of Birmingham. We also have collaborations with the SeRTVS project at the University of Luxembourg.

I have been fortunate to work with Prof. Michael Clarkson at the George Washinton University as a research assistant from Dec '12 to April '13. I also enjoyed working with Liqun Chen at the Hewlett Packard Labs, Bristol and Prof. Peter Ryan at the University of Luxembourg.

Before starting my PhD I did an M.Sc in Computer security from the Univeristy of Birmingham.

Research Interests

Electronic Voting

At present, my research is primarily concerned with investigating verifiability, privacy and usability in electronic voting systems. I am interested in developing new protocols with better properties for remote voting.

Privacy in Social networks

I am also interested in investigating techniques using which private information in social networks like Facebook can be extracted.


  • Tutor for Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (2014-2015)
  • Tutor for Commercial Computing module (2013-2014)
  • Tutor for Foundations of Computer Science module (2013-2014)
  • Tutor for Enterprise Systems module (2011-2012)