My name is Tjerand. I’m a first year PhD student in cryptography at the Department of Mathematics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. My supervisor is Professor Kristian Gjøsteen.

My main foci of research are lattice-based cryptography and zero-knowledge proofs. My interests also span the areas of secure multi-party computation, password-authenticated key-exchange and electronic voting.

I also serve as a university college teacher at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (2017-), an editor at Sikkerhet Online (2018-) and a lead developer at Kodeklubben (2015-).

Previously, I completed a B.Sc. in mathematics at NTNU in 2017. I’ve been working as a project manager at Lær Kidsa Koding (2015-16), and intern at Bouvet (2017) and Intrinsic-ID (2018).

News: I will be visiting Ivan Damgård and the Aarhus Crypto Group the fall semester of 2020.