Sourav Das

I am a PhD student in Computer Science at UIUC, working with Prof. Ling Ren on Applied Cryptography and Consensus Algorithms (aka Blockchain!).

I did my undergraduate studies from IIT Delhi, where I was advised by Prof. Vinay Ribeiro. After finishing my bachelors, I also had the fortune to visit National University of Singapore and IIT Bombay as a Research Assistant.

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Research Interests

I'm broadly interested in Cryptography, Consensus Algorithms and Security. I have also worked on Scalability of Smart Contracts for permissionless blockchains.

SPURT: Scalable Distributed Randomness Beacon with Transparent Setup (talk of older version)
Sourav Das, Vinith Krishnan, Irene Miriam Isaac, and Ling Ren. eprint, 2021

Efficient Cross-Shard Transaction Execution in Sharded Blockchains (talk)
Sourav Das, Vinith Krishnan, and Ling Ren. arXiv preprint, 2020

Airmed: Efficient Self-Healing Network of Low-End Devices
Sourav Das, Samuel Wedaj, Kolin Paul, Umesh Bellur, and Vinay Ribeiro. arXiv preprint, 2020

Tuxedo: Maximizing Smart Contract computation in PoW Blockchains
Sourav Das, Nitin Awathare, Ling Ren, Vinay Ribeiro, and Umesh Bellur. (To appear) ACM SIGMETRICS , 2022

Asynchronous Data Dissemination and its Applications (short talk)
Sourav Das, Zhuolun Xiang, and Ling Ren. (To appear) ACM CCS, 2021

RENOIR: Accelerating Blockchain Validation using State Caching (talk)
Nitin Awathare, Sourav Das, Vinay Ribeiro, and Umesh Bellur. ICPE, 2021

YODA: Enabling computationally intensive contracts on blockchains with Byzantine and Selfish nodes (talk)
Sourav Das, Vinay Ribeiro, and Abhijeet Anand. NDSS, 2019

On the security of Blockchain Consensus Protocols (pdf)
Sourav Das, Aashish Kolluri, Prateek Saxena, and Haifeng Yu. Invited paper, ICISS, 2018

An Insight into Corporate Social Responsibility Reports: A Text Mining Approach
Sourav Das, Alok Choudhary, and Jenny Harding. ICGSC, 2016