My research focus lies mainly in the field of advanced cryptographic building blocks with strong provable security guarantees – such as Functional Encryption and its derivatives Identity-Based or Puncturable Encryption as well as various forms of privacy-preserving technologies.
The application focus is on securing modern connected systems (e.g., the Internet of things, cloud computing, and secure distributed communication) with an emphasis on real-world and versatile cryptographic features (e.g., forward secrecy, fine-grained, and post-quantum cryptography).
In 2015, I received my PhD in cryptography from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany under the supervision of Prof. Dennis Hofheinz with a focus on strong security guarantees for the cryptographic building blocks identity-based encryption, digital signatures, and revocation schemes.
I am involved in standardization activities that include ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27/WG 2, ASI ON-AG 001 27, and ETSI STF 529 within ETSI TC CYBER (on standardizing Attribute-Based Encryption for access control and data privacy). Furthermore, I am part of the ENISA List of Experts for field B: ICT Security Standardisation and Certification in category 1) Applied Cryptography (Algorithms, Protocols, Standards).
Furthermore, I served as a PC member for IMACC 2019 and IFIP Summer School 2019, and reviewed submissions for ACM CCS 2020, PKC 2020, CRYPTO 2019, EuroS&P 2018, PKC 2018, SAC 2017, PKC 2017, ASIACRYPT 2016, PKC 2016, and ASIACRYPT 2015, among others.