Hi! I am a third and final year PhD student in cryptography at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. I am a member of the NTNU Applied Cryptology Lab. My supervisor is Professor Kristian Gjøsteen. I am also working part time as a Security and Cryptography Engineer at Pone Biometrics.
My main foci of research are lattice-based cryptography and zero-knowledge protocols. My interests also span the areas of secure multiparty computation, homomorphic encryption, password-authenticated key exchange, electronic voting and anonymous communication.
I graduated from NTNU with a B.Sc. in Mathematics in 2017 and a M.Sc. in Mathematics in 2020, respectively. During my master’s, I spent the academic year 2017-2018 at UC Berkeley, USA. During my PhD, I spent the fall of 2020 visiting Assistant Professor Carsten Baum and Associate Professor Diego Aranha at the Aarhus Crypto Group, Denmark, and I spent the winter 2021/2022 visiting Professor Jonathan Katz at the Maryland Cybersecurity Center, USA.
I have previously been working as a project manager at Lær Kidsa Koding (2015-17), as a university college teacher at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (2017-20), and I had a 3 months internship in 2018 at the IoT-security company Intrinsic-ID in Eindhoven, NL.
I am a member of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).
- I am on the program committee of the 10th Workshop on Encrypted Computing and Applied Homomorphic Cryptography (WAHC 2022). Please submit your best work!
- Paper: Verifiable Decryption in the Head, is accepted at ACISP 2022. Joint work with Kristian Gjøsteen, Thomas Haines, Johannes Müller and Peter Rønne.
- Manuscript: Verifiable Mix-Nets and Distributed Decryption for Voting from Lattice-Based Assumptions, is available on IACR ePrint. Joint work with Diego F. Aranha, Carsten Baum and Kristian Gjøsteen.
- Short Paper: Verifiable Decryption for BGV, is accepted at VOTING 2022.
- Paper: Anonymous Tokens with Public Metadata and Applications to Private Contact Tracing, is accepted at Financial Crypto 2022. Joint work with Martin Strand.
- I am happy to announce that I will start a three-year post doc at NTNU in August 2022!
- Our project “OffPAD – Optimizing balance between high security and usability” got funded 16M NOK by the Norwegian Research Council for research on lightweight and PQ crypto.
- Henrik Walker Moe, Martin Strand and myself won the “Built-in-privacy” award from the Norwegian Data Protection Authority for our work on improved privacy in contact tracing.
- Paper: Lattice-Based Proof of Shuffle and Applications to Electronic Voting, is accepted at CT-RSA. Joint work w/ Diego F. Aranha, Carsten Baum, Kristian Gjøsteen and Thor Tunge.