I am an assistant professor (UD) at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. I collaborate with Harry Buhrman's and Ronald de Wolf's Quantum Computing groups at CWI, the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science.
My research interests are Quantum Cryptography, Cryptographic Protocols, and (Quantum) Information Theory.
I am currently looking for a PhD student in quantum cryptography.
I did my PhD in the Cryptology Group at BRICS, Computer Science Department of
My PhD advisors were Louis Salvail and Ivan Damgård.
Before that, I studied mathematics at ETH Zürich and wrote my Diploma thesis under
supervision of Renato Renner and Ueli Maurer.
In 2010, I received a personal VENI grant from Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
I am a steering-committee member of the annual QCrypt conference, the 2015 edition will take place in Tokyo. I will be serving in the program committee of TQC 2015. I was in the program committee of EUROCRYPT 2015, QCRYPT 2014, SCN 2014, CRYPTO 2013, QCRYPT 2013, ICITS 2012, QIP 2012, QCRYPT 2011, ICITS 2011, WISSEC 2010 and the cryptography track of RSA 09. I was co-organizing a workshop on Cryptography from Storage Imperfections, held in March 2010 at Caltech.
I have been teaching various courses about cryptography and information theory at the University of Amsterdam.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing Ultimate Frisbee.