Hi! I am an Associate Professor in cryptology at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, where I am a member of the NTNU Applied Cryptology Lab. I am also a Security and Cryptography Expert 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 2017, a M.Sc. in 2020 and a Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2022, 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 happy to share that Hans Heum started as a postdoctoral researcher in January 2023.
- I have received a grant of NOK 58K to develop teaching material for my new course “Security Cryptographic Implementations” from the Excited Mini Project Fund.
- I am on the program committee of E-Vote-ID 2023 to be organised in Luxembourg.
- I started as an Associate Professor in cryptology at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology at NTNU on September 1st, 2022.
- I defended my PhD thesis on August 22nd, 2022, titled: Privacy-Preserving Cryptography from Zero-Knowledge Proofs. My main supervisor was Professor Kristian Gjøsteen.
- 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.