Sanketh Menda

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

I am interested in understanding the limitations of computers and further using these limitations to design secure systems. I can also be found saying silly things about about complexity theory, quantum computing, security, finance, topology, and more.

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Hip peeps can send me a message on Keybase chat @sanketh (don’t forget to make the messages ). I can also be found on Matrix at and Discord at sanketh#2650.

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.)

Review Policy

I am happy to review articles for journals and conferences if they meet one of the following criteria.

  1. Pay me $100/hour for the review.1
  2. Completely volunteer run (everyone is volunteering their time—not just the reviewers), (gold) open-access, and charge a modest fee (less than $500 and open to waive it.)
Submission Policy

Currently, I am not seeking journals/conferences to publish my work in. Thanks for your interest!

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 realize that non-academics read this, so be clear, this is a joke. 

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