# Contact

Postal address:School of Mathematics and Statistics University of New South Wales Sydney NSW 2052 Australia |
How to reach me:mail: maike AT unsw DOT edu DOT au phone: +61 2 938 57085 office: Red Centre 4105 |

# About me

I am a research associate in mathematics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. I am a member of the Algebra & Number Theory Group and work mainly in computational number theory and mathematical cryptography. My supervisor is David Harvey.

Before I came here, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the CARAMEL team under the direction of Pierrick Gaudry. I worked at Inria Nancy — Grand Est, a research institute in Nancy, France. My position there was partly funded by a Postdoc.Mobility fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

I completed my PhD under the supervision of Elisa Gorla at the universities of Basel and Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in December 2013. In 2009 I obtained my Diplom (comparable to the MSc degree) from the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, where I worked with Florian Heß. I also studied at the University of New South Wales, Australia and the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. For more details, please see my CV.

# Research interests

My research interests lie in the fields of

- Computational number theory, especially
- Algorithms to compute zeta functions (count points) for algebraic varieties over finite fields
- Methods to construct curves with complex multiplication

- Application of algebra and number theory in cryptography and coding theory, especially
- Elliptic and hyperelliptic curve cryptography
- The discrete logarithm problem
- Index calculus algorithms
- Point compression

- Algebraic function fields and algebraic curves
- Class field theory