College of Computing News

Rising Stars: Georgia Tech Cyber Students Recognized as RSA Scholars

Two Ph.D. students studying in the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy (SCP) will join students from over 30 universities and institutions at the RSA Conference where they will participate in the Security Scholars program. 

Vagisha Srivastava and Yibin Yang will be among 80 cybersecurity students attending the conference and will have access to a wide range of perks offered to all participants. Throughout the second week of June students will have the opportunity to participate in team-building exercises, network with over 300 companies at the conference expo, attend an invitation only dinner with cybersecurity experts, and more. 

Srivastava is a student in the School of Public Policy (SPP) where her research focuses on the policy side of cybersecurity. She is advised by SCP and SPP Professor Milton Mueller, who nominated her for the program. 

“Vagisha is a cybersecurity-oriented policy student who is very bright,” said Mueller. “She is working on issues related to data governance by platforms and sovereignty and policy issues related to the digitization of money. She has also done studies of vulnerability disclosure programs in India.” 

Yang, Georgia Tech’s second RSA Scholar, is studying cryptography under his advisor, SCP Associate Professor and Senior Associate Chair Vladimir Kolesnikov. Yang studies zero-knowledge proofs and practical secure multi-party computations.

“Yibin has deep expertise in zero-knowledge systems,” Kolesnikov said. “I know he will greatly contribute and learn from the RSA Scholar program.”

Learn more about the RSA Scholar program on their website. The RSA 2022 Conference will take place in San Francisco from June 6-9.