Andrea Vico Basso

About me

I am a PhD student at the Security and Privacy Group of the University of Birmingham. My supervisors are Sujoy Sinha Roy and Christophe Petit. I am currently researching lattice-based cryptography with a specific focus on hardware implementations. From June 2020, I am a member of the Saber team.

Previously, I obtained a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Groningen (Netherlands) and a MSc in Mathematics from the University of Copenhagen, where I wrote my Master's thesis on isogeny-based cryptography under the supervision of Fabien Pazuki.

You can find my CV here.


  • S. S. Roy, A. Basso, High-speed Instruction-set Coprocessor for Lattice-based Key Encapsulation Mechanism: Saber in Hardware, accepted at CHES 2020, avalaible on ePrint.
  • A. Basso, P. Kutas, S. Merz, C. Petit, C. Weitkämper, On Adaptive Attacks against Jao-Urbanik's Isogeny-Based Protocol, accepted at AFRICACRYPT 2020, available on ePrint.
  • A. Basso, F. Pazuki, On the supersingular GPST attack, preprint (2019).

Teaching and supervision

During the spring term 2020, I have been a teaching assistant for the course Logic and Computation.


Here is a list of events I have attended or I am planning to attend soon:
  • Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium (ANTS), virtual event, 29 June - 4 July 2020.
    I gave a short presentation on On Adaptive Attacks against Jao-Urbanik's Isogeny-Based Protocol (slides).
  • PhD Winter School on Cyber Security, Newcastle (UK), 13 - 16 January 2020.
  • London-ish Lattice Coding & Crypto Meeting, Egham (UK), 20 November 2019.
  • LMS Computer Science Colloquium, London (UK), 13 November 2019.