Saurabh Shintre

PhD Candidate,
Eletrical and Computer Engineering,
Carnegie Mellon University and University of Porto, Portugal

About me

I am a joint PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA and Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal. I am currently being supervised by Prof. Virgil Gligor and Prof. Joao Barros. I finished my Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) and Master of Technology (M.Tech) degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) in 2009. The title of my master's thesis was "Network Multiple Descripton Coding". Previously, I was a summer intern at Cisco Systems (advanced architecture and research group) in 2012 and a summer intern at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007 & 2008.

Research Interests

Network Security, Computer Security, Provable Security, Anonymity, Information Theory


  1. S. Shintre, V. Gligor, J. Barros, “Optimal Adaptive Leakage Strategies in Packet Schedulers”, under preparation
  2. S. Shintre, V. Gligor, J. Barros, “Optimal Non-adaptive Leakage Strategies in Packet Schedulers”, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, 2015
  3. S. Shintre, V. Gligor, J. Barros, “Anonymity Leakage in Private VoIP Networks”, under advanced review with the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
  4. J. Almeida, S. Shintre, M. Boban, J. Barros, “Probabilistic Key Distribution in Vehicular Networks with Infrastructure Support”, IEEE Globecom, Anaheim, CA, December 2012
  5. S. Shintre, L. Sassatelli, J. Barros, “Generalized Delay-Secrecy-Throughput Trade-offs in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks”, IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications, Torino, Italy, September 2011
  6. F. Vieira, S. Shintre, J. Barros, “How Feasible is Network Coding in Current Satellite Systems?”, 5th Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference (sponsored by IEEE), Cagliari, September 2010
  7. S. Shintre, S. Jaggi, B. K. Dey, D. Katabi, M. Medard, “Real and Complex Network Codes: Promises and Challenges”, 4th International Symposium on Network Coding, Hong Kong, January 2008
  8. S. Katti, S. Shintre, S. Jaggi, D. Katabi, M. Medard, “Real Network Codes”, 45th Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, Allerton, IL, August 2007

Relevant Coursework

Introduction to Computer Security, Network Security, Applied Cryptography, Information Theory, Stochastic Processes, Finite Fields and Applications, Error-correction Codes, Wireless Networks, Packet Switching, Machine Learning, Convex Optimization, Markov Chains and Queueing Systems

Teaching Experience

Spring 2013: Applied Cryptography, CMU
Fall 2012: Introduction to Computer Security, CMU
Spring 2009: Information Theory, IIT Bombay
Fall 2008: Electromagnetic Waves, IIT Bombay

Curriculum vitae