I am an assistant professor in the ECE Department at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). I was a research scholar at the EE Department at Princeton University (2012-2013) and a postdoc at the EECS department at the University of California, Berkeley (2010-2011). I received my Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 2009. During Summer 2006, I was an intern at the Mathematics of Communication Research Department at Bell Labs. I received the NSF CAREER award in 2016, the Texas Telecommunication Engineering Consortium (TXTEC) Graduate Fellowship in 2005 and the Charlie S. Korban award for outstanding graduate student in 2004. My research interests lie in the area of information theoretic security and privacy of data in networks and distributed storage systems.