Freedom Research Lab

Welcome to the Freedom Research Lab at Purdue University!

The Freedom Research Lab is situated in the Computer Science Department at Purdue university in HAAS 256. The lab is headed by Prof. Aniket Kate, and is also associated with the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue university.

Our lab performs people-centric privacy and security research using cryptography, distributed computing, and data analysis. We design, implement, and analyze systems for enhancing privacy, transparency and accountability over the Internet. Our current research projects majorly focuses on anonymous communication networks, blockchains & cryptocurrencies, multi-party computation, and game-theoretic cryptography.

Our work has been supported by USDA, NIFA, IARPA, CERIAS, Ford Motors, Intel, Northrop Grumman, MITRE, NSF, Purdue Research Foundation, and earlier by the German Universities Excellence Initiative. We also thank startups Deuro, Keyless, and Torus for unrestricted gifts.