Dr. Arpita Maitra

Associate Professor, IAI

Dr. Arpita Maitra works in the domain of Quantum Information since the year 2001. She completed graduation and post-graduation in Physics from Calcutta University and was awarded the PhD degree from Computer Science & Engineering Department at Jadavpur University. She had an association with Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata during her PhD program and qualified the JRF test too.

After PhD, Arpita completed four years of Post Doctoral work in IIM Calcutta and IIT Kharagpur. Then she joined as an Assistant Professor at C. R. Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (CRR AIMSCS), University of Hyderabad Campus. She taught courses related to Security, Cryptology and Quantum Information in IIM, IIT and CRR AIMSCS.

Arpita visited (2015, 2016, 2018) Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), University of Waterloo, Canada for research collaboration in the domain of Quantum Information. She has also visited the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (EEIT), RWTH Aachen University, Germany (2013), the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2017) and the German University of Technology, Oman (February 2020).

She has authored more than 25 papers in reputed journals and conferences in the broad area of Quantum Secure Communication. She is also involved with several projects in this domain, mostly from Government of India. Her present research interests are mainly in the areas of Secure Quantum Communication, Quantum Cryptanalysis, and Quantum Key Distribution protocols.




Selected Publications
  • Jyotirmoy Basak, Kaushik Chakraborty, Arpita Maitra and Subhamoy Maitra, Improved and formal proposal for device-independent quantum private query, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 57 (085302), Published 13 February 2024.
  • R. Anand, A. Maitra, S. Mukhopadhyay, Grover on SIMON, Quantum Information Processing, Vol-19, number-340, 2020.
  • A. Maitra. Quantum secure two party computation for set intersection with rational play- ers, Quantum Information Processing, Vol-17, pp-197, 2018.
  • A. Maitra. Measurement Device Independent Quantum Dialogue, Quantum Informa- tion Processing, Vol-16, pp-305, 2017.
  • A. Maitra, G. Paul and S. Roy. Device Independent Quantum Private Query, Physical Review A Vol-95, No-4, 2017.
  • A. Maitra, S. J. De, G. Paul and A. K. Pal. Proposal for quantum rational secret sharing, Physical Review A 92, (2015) 022305.
  • A. Maitra, A. Samanta, S. Kar, H. K. Garai, M. Mandal, S. Dey, Grover on chosen IV related key attack against GRAIN-128a: Accepted in INDOCRYPT 2023.
  • B. Chatterjee, R. Parikh, A. Maitra, S. Maitra, A. Roy, Revisiting BoolTest–On Random- ness testing using Boolean functions, In: Isobe, T., Sarkar, S. (eds) Progress in Cryptology – INDOCRYPT 2022. INDOCRYPT 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13774. Springer, Cham.
  • Basak, J., Chakraborty, K., Maitra, A., Maitra, S. (2022). A Proposal for Device Indepen- dent Probabilistic Quantum Oblivious Transfer. In: Isobe, T., Sarkar, S. (eds) Progress in Cryptology – INDOCRYPT 2022. INDOCRYPT 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13774. Springer, Cham.
  • R. Anand, A. Maitra, S. Maitra, C. S. Mukherjee, S. Mukhopadhyay, Quantum Resource Estimation for FSR based Symmetric Ciphers & Related Grovers Attacks, Progress in Cryptology–INDOCRYPT 2021: 22nd International Conference on Cryptology in India, Jaipur, India, December 12–15, 2021, Pages 179–198.
  • R. Anand, A. Maitra, S. Mukhopadhyay, Evaluation of Quantum Cryptanalysis on SPECK, Progress in Cryptology, INDOCRYPT 2020, pp 395-413. Lecture Notes in Computer Sci- ence 12578, Springer.
Book and Book's Chapter
  • Tharrmashastha SAPV, Debajyoti Bera, Arpita Maitra and Subhamoy Maitra, Quantum Algorithms for Cryptographically Significant Boolean Functions, Springer, 2021.
  • A. Maitra, S. Maitra and A. K. Pal. Data Analytics in Quantum Paradigm – An Intro- duction. Emerging Technology and Architecture for Big-data Analytics, Editors: Anupam Chattopadhyay, Chang Chip Hong, Hao Yu, Springer 2017.



Government Sponsored Projects

Principal Investigator of government projects related to quantum paradigm worth around INR 1 crore since 2022.


Committee Membership
  • Member of National Working Group on Quantum Technology (NWG-QT), Department of Telecommunications, Government of India.
  • Member of Cryptographic Security Assessment & Functional Evaluation (C-SAFE) Committee, Data Security Council of India (DSCI).
  • PC Member of INDOCRYPT 2022, 2023 and 2024.



Academic Services

Besides teaching and research supervision, I regularly review the following journals.

  • Designs, Codes and Cryptography, Springer
  • New Journal of Physics, IOPScience
  • Quantum Information Processing, Springer
  • Quantum Information and Computation, Rinton Press
  • International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Springer
  • International Journal of Quantum Information, World Scientific
  • Quantum Science and Technology, IOP Science
  • Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, IOPScience
  • Cryptography and Communications, Springer
  • Sa ̄dhana ̄, Springer 
  • The Computer Journal, Oxford Academic

Contact: arpita.maitra@tcgcrest.org / 📞 9830221008