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We now live in a predominantly digital world. Every time we sign into our bank accounts, make money transfers, pay bills, buy groceries, book holidays for our families, and connect with family and friends on social media – increasingly, it is all happening online. And while a digital world is a convenient borderless world, it also brings with it many safety and security issues.

Towards this end, the Institute took a huge step forward in its mission of creating world-class research ecosystems in key technology areas with the launch of the ‘IIT Bombay Trust Lab’ on September 15, 2022. This foundational initiative will strengthen the country’s digital environment and make it more trustworthy, and work toward a secure and more responsible Digital India.

The IIT Bombay Trust Lab is the brainchild of the Institute’s alumnus, Mr. Shridhar Shukla (B. Tech, EE, 1983). The Lab will be situated in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay and will be spearheaded by Prof. Manoj Prabhakaran, the Vijay and Sita Vashee Chair Professor, at the Institute.

The lab was inaugurated with a special ceremony held on campus. Prof. Tal Rabin, Rachleff Family Professor of Computer Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and a consultant to the Algorand Foundation delivered the keynote address. The vibrant event culminated with the launch of the logo as well as the website for the ‘IIT Bombay Trust Lab.’ The event was attended by several distinguished personalities from the government, the industry as well as academia, in addition to several of our alumni.