Munawar Hasan

What I cannot create, I do not understand
- Richard Feynman

Research Interests:

Cryptography, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, IoT, Quantum Computing


I am a cryptographer and currently working as a foreign guest researcher at Computer Security Division of NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland on threshold schemes of the cryptographic primitives. Areas of research includes secret shares, threshold signature, multiparty computation etc. I am also holding a position of senior researcher at Irisys. I have worked with various other firms like ETRI, Merlot lab, Seoho electric etc. on several projects and research topics in the field of cryptography and related areas.

I am the creater of SSE-DB, which is a restricted relational database based on searchable symmmetric encryption. I am also working on a quantum simulator, some quantum algorithms can be tried at this link.


  • Master of Technology
    Information Security
    Thesis Title: Cryptanalysis of SHA2 based on Perturbation technique
    Advisor: Dr. Somitra Sanadhya
    IIIT-Delhi, India
  • Bachelor of Technology
    Computer Science and Engineering
    Dehradun Institute of Technology, Dehradun

Technical Skills

  • Programming:
    C, Java, Python, Julia, Android, Swift, Latex
  • Framework, tools and IDE:
    OpenCV, Tensorflow, Keras, CUDA, Hyperledger Fabric, Android Kernel(BSP), Clion, Pycharm, Eclipse, Keil, Android Studio, Xcode, Visual Studio
  • Hardware:
    NVIDIA Jetson TX2, Movidius, LockIT(Rockchip), Nordic nRF52, Raspberry Pi


  • BIOFUSE: A Framework For Multi-Biometric Fusion On Biocryptosystem Level
    Donghoon Chang, Surabhi Garg, Mohona Ghosh, Munawar Hasan, Published in Elsevier Information Sciences
  • Cancelable Multi-biometric Approach using Fuzzy Extractor and Novel Bit-wise Encryption
    Donghoon Chang, Surabhi Garg, Munawar Hasan, Sweata Mishra, Published in IEEE TIFS
  • Multi-lane Detection Using Instance Segmentation and Attentive Voting
    Donghoon Chang, Vinjohn Chirakkal, Shubham Goswami, Munawar Hasan, Taekwon Jung, Jinkeon Kang, Seok-Cheol Kee, Dongkyu Lee, Ajit Pratap Singh, Published IEEE ICCAS-2019
  • Can you tell? SSNet -- a Sagittal Stratum-inspired Neural Network Framework for Sentiment Analysis
    Apostol Vassilev, Munawar Hasan, Submitted to arXiv [Link]
  • Spy Based Analysis of Selfish Mining Attack on Multi-Stage Blockchain
    Donghoon Chang, Munawar Hasan, Pranav Jain, Submitted to ePrint [Link]
  • Improved Construction of Fuzzy Commitment Scheme for Biometric Authentication
    Donghoon Chang, Surabhi Garg, Munawar Hasan, Sweata Mishra, [Submitted]

Industrial Projects

Software Hardware
  • B-Language
  • Autonomous Driving: Multi-Lane Detection
  • Blockchain: Employee Tracking System
  • FIDO Alliance: IRIS based FIDO2, UAF and U2F Authenticators
  • Automatic Encryption
  • IoT: Smartbulb and Smarthub Integration with Amazon Alexa
  • Fingerprint Extraction Software
  • Iris recognition on resource constraint devices (Rockchip 2932)
  • Computer vision projects on NVIDIA Jetson TX2, intel movidius and rasp
  • Android bsp on custom hardware
  • Smart door lock, smart bell etc. using bluetooth 4/5 on nordic nRF
  • etc.

Lectures and Talks

  • Invited for a talk on Hyperledger Fabric and Anti-Spoofi ng using AI at ETRI (Daejeon, South Korea), April 2019
  • Invited for a two day lecture on Quantum Computing at IIT Delhi, March 2019
  • Invited for a three day lecture on Quantum Computing at IIIT Delhi, April 2018

Organizational Associations

  • IIIT Delhi (New Delhi, India): Cryptographic Research Group (CRG)
  • Chungbuk National University (Cheongju, South Korea): Smart Car Center
  • Delhi Government: Dept. of Environment of NCT of Delhi (Pollution Control)
  • ETRI (Eletronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Daejeon, South Korea): Dept. of Information Security