Trishank Karthik Kuppusamy

Trishank Karthik Kuppusamy

Ph.D. Candidate

Computer Science and Engineering


Trishank Karthik Kuppusamy is a 5th year PhD student at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering where he works with Prof. Justin Cappos on software update security. He led the specification for Uptane, which aims to secure software updates for automobiles. He also worked on improving the security and efficiency of The Update Framework (TUF), a predecessor to Uptane, which is now used in Docker, Flynn, and LEAP, and is being integrated by CoreOS, Haskell, OCaml, Python, and Ruby. He likes to lift weights in his free time.


Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 2009

Master of Science, Computer Science

Research Interests

Specifically, software update security. Generally, security and privacy.