Praveen Gauravaram

Praveen Gauravaram


Cryptanalysis, hash functions, message authentication codes, applied cryptography, side channel cryptanalysis, formal analysis of cryptographic protocols, security analysis of business contracting protocols such as electronic contracting, data security and internetworking. Home page:



2003 - 2007 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Information Security Institute, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
2001 - 2002 Master of Information Technology - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
1996 - 2000 Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering - Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering (SVUCE), Tirupati, India

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Professional experience

2005 - 2007 Research Associate (ISI) - Queensland University of Technology, Information Security Institute


English, Telugu


1. Cryptanalysis, design and applications of cryptographic hash functions. 2. Data Communications and Information Security 3. Design and analysis of electronic business protocols such as electronic contracting systems 4. Computer languages: C, C++, JAVA, Visual Basic 6.0.

International experience

1. Research associate from 2005 to 2007 at ISI, QUT, Brisbane, Australia.

Other information

Research grant of 1.590.600,00 from the Danish Research Council of Independent Research (Natural Sciences and Technology and Production Sciences) for the project titled Formal analysis of cryptographic hash functions/Analysis of SHA-3 hash function for the period between 01/08/2009-31/07/2011. Research Grant of 770,000DKK (equivalent to 160,000 USD) for the period between 1/08/2009 and 31/07/2009 from the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation of the Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation for the project titled SHA-3 hash function. Prof. Lars Knudsen is the Contact person for both these projects. 


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  • International Journal of Information Security

    ISSNs: 1615-5262

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1615-5270

    Springer, Germany

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.51 SJR 0.573 SNIP 2.073, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2017): Indexed Yes

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  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science

    ISSNs: 0302-9743

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1611-3349

    Springer, Germany

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 0.67 SJR 0.315 SNIP 0.552, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed no, Web of Science (2016): Indexed yes

    Central database

    Journal: Book series

  • Journal of Cryptology

    ISSNs: 0933-2790

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1432-1378

    Springer New York, United States

    BFI (2017): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.68 SJR 0.861 SNIP 2.607, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2017): Indexed Yes

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