66386 St. Ingbert (Germany)
ERC Starting Grant 2021: Project "Next Generation Laconic Cryptography (LACONIC)"
Best Paper Award at Crypto 2017 for the work Identity-Based Encryption from the Diffie-Hellman Assumption.
Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC Berkeley sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), e55418.
Best Paper Award at ProvSec 2015 for the work From Stateful Hardware to Resettable Hardware Using Symmetric Assumptions.
Biennial dissertation award for the best dissertation in computer science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in the years 2014 and 2015 by the Erika and Dr. Wolfgang Eichelbeger foundation.
I am a tenured faculty at the Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA) in Saarbrücken. The focus of my research is public key encryption, commuication-efficient secure multiparty computation and homomorphic encryption.
From 2017 to 2018 I was assistant professor at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen Nürnberg. Prior to that, I was a postdoc in the group of Sanjam Garg at UC Berkeley, supported by a DAAD fellowship from 2016 to 2017 and a postdoc in the crypto group of Aarhus University, working with Ivan Damgård and Jesper Buus Nielsen form 2014 to 2016. I finished my PhD in 2014 at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology under the supervision of Jörn Müller-Quade.
Core Lecture: Cryptography
This lecture will provide an introduction to the field of cryptography. Modern cryptography is the study of the design and analysis of systems with a guaranteed resilience against adversarial abuse.