Short academic curriculum vitæ
Positions held
Since Jan 2016 |
Research associate School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales, Australia |
Aug—Dec 2015 |
Postdoctoral fellow Inria Nancy — Grand Est, France |
Feb 2014—Jul 2015 |
Swiss National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow (grant no. 151884) Laboratoire lorrain de recherche en informatique et ses applications, France |
Sep—Dec 2013 |
Teaching assistant in mathematics Institut de mathématiques, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland |
Sep 2009—Aug 2013 |
Teaching assistant in mathematics Mathematisches Institut, Universität Basel, Switzerland |
Education
Jul 2017 |
Certificate Foundations of University Learning and Teaching University of New South Wales, Australia |
Dec 2013 |
Ph.D. in mathematics Universität Basel, Switzerland Thesis: Trace zero varieties in cryptography: Optimal representation and index calculus Advisor: Prof. Dr. E. Gorla Member of the Swiss Doctoral Program in Mathematics |
Aug 2009 |
Diplom (equivalent to M.Sc.) in mathematics (major) and computer science (minor) Technische Universität Berlin, Germany Thesis: Class field theory for global function fields and applications (in German) Advisor: Prof. Dr. F. Heß |
Feb—Dec 2006 |
Study abroad program equivalent to B.Sc. (Hons) in pure mathematics and computer science University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Thesis: Provably secure cryptographic hash functions Advisors: Prof. J. Franklin and A/Prof. R. Buckland |
Apr 2005 |
Vordiplom in mathematics (major) and computer science (minor) Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen–Nürnberg, Germany |
Jul 2003 |
Abitur (German high school diploma) Ludwigsburg, Germany |
Publications
See here.Grants, Awards, and Scholarships
- Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation (Algebraic attacks on the discrete logarithm problem in and beyond the context of public key cryptography, grant no. 151884) for an 18 month postdoc at LORIA Nancy (France), Feb 2014 – Jul 2015.
- dissplus: PhD Mentoring and Training Program for highly qualified and competitively selected young scientists, organised by the University of Basel and Novartis, Jun 2012 – Jun 2013.
- Birkhäuser Prize for the best talk, 8th Swiss Graduate Colloquium of the Swiss Doctoral Program in Mathematics, Sep 2011.
- Several travel grants from different conference and school organisation committees.
- Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation), scholarship from Germany's largest and most prestigious organisation sponsoring the academically gifted, 2003–2009.
- DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), one year scholarship for the studies in Sydney, Feb–Nov 2006.
- UNSW merit scholarship, waiving about half of the tuition fees for Semester 2, 2006.
- e-fellows.net, online scholarship, 2003–2013.
- YOLANTE: Young Ladies' Network of Technology, a competitive mentoring program by Siemens, 2003–2009.
Conference organisation
- Minisymposium Applications of Algebraic Geometry to Cryptology, took place at the SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA (USA) in Aug 2017. With Alessio Caminata and Pierre-Jean Spaenlehauer.
- Minisymposium Applications of Polynomial System Solving in Cryptology, took place at the SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry in Daejeon (Korea) in Aug 2015. With Pierre-Jean Spaenlehauer.
Program committee member
- Latincrypt 2017, La Habana (Cuba)
Research visits
- University of Auckland (New Zealand), 1 week, May 2017.
- ICERM Semester Program on Computational Aspects of the Langlands Program, Brown University, Providence, RI (USA), 2 weeks, Oct 2015.
- Academia Sinica, Taipei (Taiwan), 2 weeks, Jul 2012.
- Universität Oldenburg (Germany), 1 week, Mar 2012.
- Universität Magdeburg (Germany), 1 week, Jun 2010.
Talks
For my teaching activities, including summer schools, see the teaching page.- Large scale computations in number theory and cryptography, Number theory seminar, University of New South Wales, Canberra (Australia), Nov 2017.
- Reduction strategies for computing zeta functions of projective hypersurfaces, Number Theory Down Under 5, La Trobe University, Bendigo (Australia), Oct 2017.
- Ramanujan graphs in cryptograpy (joint with Ana Costache and Anna Puskás), Women in Numbers 4, Banff International Research Station (Canada), Aug 2017.
- Improvements to point counting on hyperelliptic curves of genus two, SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (USA), Aug 2017.
- Recent advances on discrete logarithms, Siemens CT, München (Germany), Jul 2017.
- Improvements to point counting on hyperelliptic curves of genus two, Foundations of Computational Mathematics (FoCM), Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Jul 2017.
- Improvements to point counting on hyperelliptic curves of genus two, Algebra seminar, University of Auckland (New Zealand), May 2017.
- Improvements to point counting on hyperelliptic curves of genus two, Number theory seminar, University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia), Mar 2017.
- Improvements to point counting on genus two hyperelliptic curves, 60th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society, Australian National University, Canberra (Australia), Dec 2016.
- Counting points on geometrically hyperelliptic curves of genus three, Pure mathematics seminar, University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia), Oct 2016.
- Constructing curves of genus three with complex multiplication (joint with Adelina Manzateanu), Women in Numbers Europe 2, Lorentz Center, Leiden (Netherlands), Sep 2016.
- Counting points on geometrically hyperelliptic curves of genus three, Seminar on coding theory and cryptography, Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland), Sep 2016.
- Counting points on geometrically hyperelliptic curves of genus three, 20th Workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Yaşar Üniversitesi, Izmir (Turkey), Sep 2016.
- Computing L-series of geometrically hyperelliptic curves of genus three, Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium XII, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (Germany), Sep 2016.
- Counting points on some geometrically hyperelliptic curves of genus 3 in average polynomial time, Number Theory Seminar, University of California, San Diego, CA (USA), Feb 2016.
- Index calculus in the trace zero variety, SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, National Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Daejeon (Korea), Aug 2015.
- Some experiments investigating possible improvements to index calculus in algebraic curves, POLSYS Seminar, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France), Jun 2015.
- Is there an L(1/4) algorithm for the discrete logarithm problem in algebraic curves? Cryptography seminar, Université Rennes 1 (France), Mar 2015.
- Existe-t-il un algorithme de complexité L(1/4) pour calculer des logarithmes discrets dans les courbes algébriques ? Number theory seminar, Aix–Marseille Université (France), Feb 2015.
- Existe-t-il un algorithme de complexité L(1/4) pour calculer des logarithmes discrets dans les courbes algébriques ? Applied math seminar, Université de Grenoble (France), Jan 2015.
- Is there an L(1/4) algorithm for the discrete logarithm problem in algebraic curves? Journées CATREL, LIX, École polytechnique (France), Jan 2015.
- Is there an L(1/4) algorithm for the discrete logarithm problem in algebraic curves? Seminar on coding theory and cryptography, Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland), Nov 2014.
- Is there an L(1/4) algorithm for the discrete logarithm problem in algebraic curves? LACAL Seminar, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), Nov 2014.
- Index calculus in the trace zero variety, Theoretical and practical aspects of the discrete logarithm problem (DLP2014), Ascona (Switzerland), May 2014.
- Trace zero varieties in cryptography: optimal representation and index calculus, Seminar on coding theory and cryptography, Universität Zürich (Switzerland), Dec 2013.
- Point compression for the trace zero variety, SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, Colorado State University (USA), Aug 2013.
- Point compression for the trace zero subgroup over a degree 3 extension field, CrossFyre, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Jun 2013.
- Point compression for the trace zero variety, LFANT Seminar, IMB, Université de Bordeaux (France), May 2013.
- An efficient representation for the trace zero variety, GRACE Seminar, LIX, École polytechnique (France), Feb 2013.
- An efficient representation for the trace zero variety, CARAMEL Seminar, LORIA Nancy (France), Jan 2013.
- Attacking trace zero cryptosystems, Workshop Algebra and Geometry, Universität Bern (Switzerland), Sep 2012.
- Attacking trace zero varieties, PRiSM Seminar, Université de Versailles (France), Apr 2012.
- Attacking trace zero varieties, Seminar Algebra/Geometrie, Universität Oldenburg (Germany), Apr 2012.
- Attacking trace zero varieties, Basel–Dublin–Zürich Workshop on Crypto and Coding, Universität Zürich (Switzerland), Mar 2012.
- Trace zero varieties in cryptography, 8th Swiss Graduate Colloquium, Universität Basel (Switzerland), Sep 2011.
- Class field theory for global function fields, Seminar on algebra and topology, Universität Basel (Switzerland), Nov 2009.
- Class field theory for unramified extensions of global function fields, Seminar on coding theory and cryptography, Universität Zürich (Switzerland), May 2009.
- On class field theory in global function fields—the unramified case, Seminar on algebraic number theory, Technische Univerität Berlin (Germany), Apr 2009.
- Elliptic curves in cryptography—an educational approach, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Oct 2008.
- The number field sieve, Seminar on computational algebraic number theory, Technische Univerität Berlin (Germany), Jun 2008.
- Elliptic curve cryptography, Summer academy on elliptic curves, St. Johann (Italy), Sep 2007.
- Implementation and optimization of an identity based encryption scheme, Siemens CT, München (Germany), Mar 2007.
- Provably secure cryptographic hash functions, Siemens CT, München (Germany), Feb 2007.
- Several talks on Hash functions, Thesis seminar, University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia), 2006.
- Improved online/offline signature schemes, Summer academy on cryptography, Salem (Germany), Sep 2005.
Conferences, workshops, and schools
- NTDU5: Number Theory Down Under, La Trobe University, Bendigo (Australia), Sep 2017.
- WIN4: Women in Numbers 4, Banff International Research Station (Canada), Aug 2017.
- SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (USA), Aug 2017.
- FoCM 2017: Foundations of Computational Mathematics, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Jul 2017.
- Workshop Arithmetic Geometry and Computer Algebra, Universität Oldenburg (Germany), Jun 2017.
- AGCT 2017: Arithmetic, Geometry, Cryptography and Coding Theory, CIRM, Luminy (France), Jun 2017.
- 60th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society, Australian National University, Canberra (Australia), Dec 2016.
- WIN-E2: Women in Numbers Europe 2, Lorentz Center, Leiden (Netherlands), Sep 2016.
- ECC 2016: 20th Workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Yaşar Üniversitesi, Izmir (Turkey), Sep 2016.
- ECC 2016 Computational Algebraic Number Theory School, Yaşar Üniversitesi, Izmir (Turkey), Sep 2016. [as lecturer]
- ANTS-XII: Twelfth Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (Germany), Aug 2016.
- Summer school: Advanced topics on discrete logarithms over finite fields and elliptic curves, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi (India), Jul 2016. [as lecturer]
- Capital Number Theory, Australian National University, Canberra (Australia), Apr 2016.
- Algebraic Geometry for Coding Theory and Cryptography, IPAM, University of California, Los Angeles, CA (USA), Feb 2016.
- Explicit Methods for Modularity of K3 Surfaces and Other Higher Weight Motives, ICERM, Brown University, Providence, RI (USA), Oct 2015.
- CATREL Workshop: Advances in Discrete Logarithms, École polytechnique, Saclay (France), Oct 2015.
- ECC 2015: 19th Workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Université de Bordeaux (France), Sep 2015.
- SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, National Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Daejeon (Korea), Aug 2015.
- AGCT 2015: Arithmétique, Géométrie, Cryptographie et Théorie des Codes, CIRM, Luminy (France), Jun 2015.
- Computational Number Theory @FoCM'14, Universidad de la República, Montevideo (Uruguay), Dec 2014.
- School in Computational Algebra and Number Theory, Universidad de la República, Montevideo (Uruguay), Dec 2014.
- ECC 2014: 18th Workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai (India), Oct 2014.
- DLP 2014: Theoretical and Practical Aspects of the Discrete Logarithm Problem, Monte Verità, Ascona (Switzerland), May 2014.
- ECC 2013: 17th Workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Sep 2013.
- 11th Swiss Graduate Colloquium, Université de Fribourg (Switzerland), Sep 2013.
- SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (USA), Aug 2013.
- Tutorials in the Mountains on Numerical Algebraic Geometry, Colorado State University, Pingree Park, CO (USA), Aug 2013.
- CrossFyre: International Workshop on Cryptography, Robustness, and Provably Secure Schemes for Female Young Researchers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), May 2013.
- 10th Swiss Graduate Colloquium, Universität Bern (Switzerland), Feb 2013.
- Oberwolfach Seminar on Algorithms for Complex Multiplication over Finite Fields, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (Germany), Nov 2012.
- Trends in Coding Theory, Monte Verità, Ascona (Switzerland), Oct 2012.
- Workshop Algebra and Geometry, Universität Bern (Switzerland), Sep 2012.
- ECRYPT II Summer School on Tools, Mykonos (Greece), May 2012.
- Game Theory, Evolutionary Game Theory, and Learning in Games, Les Diablerets (Switzerland), Apr 2012.
- SP-ASCrypto, The São Paulo Advanced School of Cryptography, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil), Oct 2011.
- ECC 2011: Summer School and Workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography, LORIA, Nancy (France), Sep 2011.
- 8th Swiss Graduate Colloquium, Universität Basel (Switzerland), Sep 2011.
- ACAGM Summer School, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Jul 2011.
- 7th Swiss Graduate Colloquium, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), Feb 2011.
- ECC 2010: Workshop on Elliptic Curves and Computation, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA (USA), Oct 2010.
- b-it Summer School Cryptography, Bonn–Aachen International Center for Information Technology, Bonn (Germany), Aug 2010.
- 10. Kryptotag, Technische Universität Berlin (Germany), Mar 2009.
- ECRYPT II Winter School on Mathematical foundations in cryptography, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), Feb 2009.
- Studienstiftung Summer Academy on Elliptic curves, St. Johann im Ahrntal (Italy), Sep 2007.
- ECM-EM RNSA Workshop on Recent advances in stream ciphers and hash functions, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane (Australia), Jun 2006.
- Studienstiftung Summer Academy on Cryptography, Salem (Germany), Sep 2005.