Bhavana Kanukurthi is an Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Her research interests are in cryptography. Bhavana is the recipient of the 2010 Research Excellence Award from the Computer Science Department at Boston University. Her TCC 2017 paper had the distinction of being invited to the Journal of Cryptology. She has published at fora such as STOC, Crypto, Eurocrypt, Journal of ACM and IEEE Transactions of Information Theory. Bhavana is a recipient of the DST Inspire Faculty Award.