Welcome to my personal webpage!
Who am I?
I am a Lecturer in Computer Security in the University of Birmingham's School of Computer Science, and a member of the Security and Privacy research group.
I am also actively involved within Oxford's Mathematical Institute, where I helped founding the Cryptography group.
I teach the Secure Programming and part of the Advanced Cryptography modules at Birmingham, both of them part of our Master in Cybersecurity.
I will also teach an Advanced Cryptography reading course for the Master in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science at Oxford.
I am always willing to supervise good and well-motivated students at undergraduate, master and PhD levels. Have a look at previous student projects and feel free to contact me to learn more about potential research projects.
Previously I was a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford's Mathematical Institute, and prior to that I worked at Université catholique de Louvain's Department of Electrical Engineering and at University College London's Computer Science Department.
- Looking for one PhD student to work on hardware implementations of isogeny-based protocols. See here for more details!
- New paper Factoring Products of Braids via Garside Normal Form (with Simon-Philipp Merz) accepted for PKC 2019!
- I will be serving as a PC member for SAC 2019, Crypto 2019 and Africacrypt 2019. Please submit your most interesting results there!
- New preprint Secure Oblivious Transfer from Semi-Commutative Masking with Cyprien Delpech de Saint Guilhem, Emmanuela Orsini and Nigel Smart.
- Paper Better Path Finding Algorithms in LPS Ramanujan graphs with Eduardo Carvalho Pinto improving my previous cryptanalysis of LPS hash function, to be published in Journal of Mathematical Cryptology.
- Our paper Identification Protocols and Signature Schemes Based on Supersingular Isogeny Problems (with Steven Galbraith and Javier Silva) has received the BEST PAPER AWARD at ASIACRYPT 2017 conference, and the RESEARCH PAPER OF THE MONTH award by the University of Birmingham's College of Engineering and Physical Sciences!
See also here.
- I am honored to be invited at GAGTA 2019 conference and the SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry AG2019.
I had to decline the ECC2018 conference invitation as it was conflicting with my second son's expected birth.
- I look forward to teach isogeny-based cryptography in Aussois and at VIASM (Vietnam) this year!
School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham
University Rd W
Birmingham B15 2TT
Contact data in Oxford: see here