Vinod Vaikuntanathan is a professor of computer science at MIT and the chief cryptographer at Duality Technologies. Vinod is the co-inventor of modern fully homomorphic encryption systems and many other lattice-based (post-quantum secure) cryptographic primitives. His work has been recognized with several awards including the Gödel Prize (2022), Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Award (2018), DARPA Young Faculty Award (2018), the Sloan Faculty Fellowship (2013) and the Microsoft Faculty Fellowship (2014). He holds SM and PhD degrees from MIT and a BTech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.