Sanketh Menda

I am an undergraduate student in the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.

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At the beginning of my undergrad, I spent two years hanging out at the IQC, some of it officially, where I drank a lot of espresso and learnt a lot about quantum computing. Then, I kinda transitioned into thinking about computer security and it seems to be my glass slipper. Lately, I have also started thinking about privacy.


Hip peeps can send me a message on Keybase chat @sanketh (don’t forget to make the messages ).

Less hip peeps can send me an email; you can find my email here. If you’d like, you can encrypt it using my PGP key (fingerprint: BC2F BB19 7861 CE9E B638 A337 70B2 7CFA 0AEC F418). (I don’t recommend this, PGP is not forward-secure or deniable.)

Quick Plugs
  1. I am really interested in cryptographic fuzzy hashing, I have written down some of my thoughts here. I would really appreciate any thoughts on this problem, and I would love it if you could solve it!
  2. I am fascinated by the power of hybrid quantum computers, Matt Coudron and I have written a paper on some limitations in the black-box model, and I have a blog post on some related open problems.
  3. Michael Abrash’s Graphics Programming Black Book mentions the ibm.pc/fast.code room and my first thought was to find a modern analogue, and failing to do so, I created this room.
  1. I have started explictly stating my pronouns because I want people to look them up rather than assuming them from my given name or from my face. This is a trivial step towards inclusion but nevertheless, I believe, worth a line on my webpage. 

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