Supervision

Working with me

  • Postdoctoral researchers: I have no postdoctoral research positions available. Any positions will be listed here and advertised on the IACR jobs page.
  • PhD students: The Fall 2019 deadline has passed. Students seeking admission for Winter 2019 or Fall 2020 should check out information on the Faculty of Mathematics’ website. I can supervise/co-supervise students in the C&O and CS departments. Please also see below about what I look for in graduate students.
  • Master’s (thesis) students: The Fall 2019 deadline has passed. Students seeking admission for Winter 2019 or Fall 2020 should check out information on the Faculty of Mathematics’ website. I can supervise/co-supervise students in the C&O and CS departments. Please also see below about what I look for in graduate students.
  • Undergraduate students: I will be considering applications for students for the Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA/USRA) program for Spring 2020. Please see information on the C&O department website; the deadline for Spring 2020 will be some time in November / December 2019. I do not have any other type of research assistantship or internship available.

What I look for in graduate students: The research projects I supervise are in cryptography, and generally involve the “provable security” / “reductionist security” methodology. Please check out my research interests and publications to get an idea of what areas of cryptography I work on. Generally I look for students with an undergraduate background in mathematics or theoretical computer science. It is essential to have studied cryptography at the undergraduate level, and highly preferable to have studied several of the following: number theory (3rd year or above); group theory; theory of computing (Turing machines etc.); computational complexity theory; quantum computing. Ideally students will also have some programming proficiency; Python and C are commonly used general-purpose languages in cryptography.


Current students

I am supervising the following PhD students:

  • Ted Eaton
  • Moe Sabry

I am supervising the following Master’s (thesis) students:

  • Karl Knopf

Past students

I have supervised the following postdoctoral researchers:

  • Dr. Håkon Jacobsen
  • Dr. Zia Khan
  • Dr. Praveen Gauravaram
  • Dr. Choudary Gorantla

I have supervised the following PhD students:

I have supervised the following Master’s (thesis) students:

  • Robert Gorrie (Master’s 2018) – Advances towards practical implementations of isogeny-based signatures
  • Fletcher Gates (Master’s 2018) – Reduction-respecting parameters for lattice-based cryptosystems
  • Brian Goncalves (Master’s 2018) – A secure key encapsulation mechanism in quantum hybrid settings