Poorvi Vora

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SEH 4510 | Office Hours: By appointment
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Professor Poorvi Vora and her research group conduct research on problems in the general areas of electronic security and privacy and imaging. Their recent projects in security and privacy have focused on end-to-end independently verifiable voting systems--where voters can verify election outcome without being required to trust election officials or voting system software; privacy as a signaling problem in auctions; and the cryptanalysis of entries in the SHA-3 competition. In imaging, they are currently exploring the use of higher-level information in medical atlases to improve tomographic reconstructions. Past contributions due to Professor Vora include the Vora value as a measure of color filter fidelity.


  • Ph.D., N.C. State, 1993
  • M.S., Cornell, 1990
  • M.S., N.C. State, 1988
  • B. Tech., IIT Bombay, 1986
  • Computer science
  • Computer security and information assurance
  • Medical imaging

Selected Publications

  • Ben Hosp, Poorvi L. Vora, An Information-Theoretic Model of Voting Systems , Mathematical and Computer Modelling. Special issue on: Mathematical Modeling of Voting Systems and Elections: Theory and Applications, Vol. 48, nos.9-10, pp. 1628-1645, Nov 2008.
  • Poorvi L. Vora, An Information-Theoretic Approach to Inference Attacks on Random Data Perturbation and a Related Privacy Measure , IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 53, No. 8, pp 2971-2977, August 2007.
  • Sumit Joshi, Yu-An Sun, Poorvi Vora, The Privacy Cost of the Second Chance Offer , WPES, 2005.
  • Poorvi L. Vora, H. Joel Trussell, Measure of goodness of a set of color scanning filters , Journal of the Optical Society of America-A, vol. 10, no. 7, pp. 1499-1508, July 1993.