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Prateek Saxena

Prateek Saxena

An expert in computer security and programming languages, co-founder of Zilliqa.

Prateek Saxena is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the National University of Singapore. Computer security and its intersection with formal methods and programming languages are his expertise.

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Engineering at the University of Pune in 2004. He received his Master’s Degree in Computer Science at the Stony Brook University in 2007. And his Phd in Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley in 2012.

His is currently working on studies about cryptocurrencies, trusted computing, binary analysis and web security.

Prateek Saxena and his students coined the term “data-oriented attacks”. It refers to cyber attacks that bypass state-of-the-art defenses deployed in computer systems today. This is one of his highly cited research projects and it fundamentally challenged the belief that most cyber attacks can be prevented if advanced defenses are mounted.

Prateek Saxena was awarded with the Young Researcher Award at the University Awards for his work in the field of cybersecurity. He is also the co-founder of Anquan Capital and Zilliqa. He is the Chief Scientific Adviser of Zilliqa.

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