As an undergraduate/MSc student, I had interests in astrophysics, and did some work with Prof Daniel Reichart at UNC.
'practical' quantum key distribution
scheduling for active network measurements
machine learning for large sky survey science
modeling of gamma-ray bursts
Towards optimized probe scheduling for active measurement studies, N. D. Kumar, F. Monrose, and M. K. Reiter. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection (ICIMP), 26-31, March 2011. (Best Paper Award)
Machine learning techniques for astrophysical modelling and photometric redshift estimation of quasars in optical sky surveys, N. D. Kumar (2008). Master's dissertation, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Oxford, UK, 116 pp; arXiv:0811.0520v2 [astro-ph].
A photometric redshift of z = 6.39 ± 0.12 for GRB 050904, J. B. Haislip, M. C. Nysewander, D. E. Reichart et al. 2006, Nature, 440, 181-183.
Key generation across an untrusted entanglement-free quantum key distribution network, N. D. Kumar. Submitted to the 1st Annual Conference on Quantum Cryptography (QCRYPT), ETH Zürich, September 2011.
Towards a real-world use case for quantum key distribution
Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, 27 September 2011.
Quantum cryptography and one-time pads in the presence of trust: Is the quantum mechanic's briefcase bigger than the trusted courier's?
Laboratory for Theoretical and Quantum Informatics, Université de Montréal, 4 August 2011.
ICIMP 2012-13: 7th-8th International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection
ACM CoNEXT 2011: 7th International Conference on Emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies
AQIS 2010: 10th Asian Conference on Quantum Information Science