I am affiliated to the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) as a post doctoral researcher at the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. I interned at Microsoft Research, Redmond, US during summer 2019. Before, I was a post doctoral researcher in the Cryptography and computer algebra group at TU Darmstadt where I received my Ph.D. in September 2018 under the supervision of Johannes Buchmann from TU Darmstadt.

I had been the principal submitter of qTESLA, a quantum-secure digital signature scheme that had been submitted to NIST’s post-quantum standardization effort. It has been accepted as a candidate of the second round as one of nine out of 20 schemes, but did not advance to the third round. For more information please visit qtesla.org.

My research interest is mostly in the area of cryptography that is secure even in the presence of quantum computers, so-called post-quantum or quantum-secure cryptography.