Dr. Sushmita was previously a Senior Research Scientist in CSIRO Data61. Her primary research interests are in applied cryptography, cyber security, blockchains and data privacy. She designs practical, efficient and provably secure protocols that can be deployed in real-life applications. Her interests are in critical infrastructure including smart grids and cloud, ad hoc networks and data sharing frameworks. Recently, she has also been interested in ethical aspects of cyber security and legal and regulatory aspects around data sharing. She is a senior member of ACM and IEEE. 

Prior to joining CSIRO, she spent time in academia, at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore and the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. At the Indian Statistical Institute, she led a flourishing team of Masters, Ph. D. and Post Docs. During her time there she won several competitive grants including a Samsung GRO Award, NetApp Faculty Fellowship, Cisco Academic Grant and IBM Research OCSP grant.

To get a broad view of her work please take a look at her Google Scholar Profile.