Apoorvaa Deshpande is a first year PhD student at Brown university, working with Anna Lysyanskaya. Currently, she is looking at some problems in the area of obfuscation within cryptography. Previously, Deshpande also worked at Microsoft Research with Raghav Bhaskar. There, she was working on protocols for securely storing data. Deshpande has completed her MSc in Mathematics and her BE in Computer Science from BITS Pilani University, India.