Daniel Collins' Website

About Me:

I am a PhD Student at EPFL, Switzerland under the supervision of Serge Vaudenay working in cryptography; I have been working at EPFL since September, 2019.
Previously, I studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Sydney, where I spent time under the supervision of Vincent Gramoli in distributed computing which culminated in an Honours thesis.
So far, I work on or have worked on the following topics:


  1. Cryptographic Administration for Secure Group Messaging
    David Balbás, Daniel Collins, Serge Vaudenay
    ePrint 2022/1411
  2. Network-Agnostic Security Comes for Free in DKG and MPC
    Renas Bacho, Daniel Collins, Chen-Da Liu-Zhang, Julian Loss
    ePrint 2022/1369


  1. Near Collision Attack against Grain v1
    Subhadeep Banik, Daniel Collins, Willi Meier
    ACNS 2023 (to appear)
  2. A Small GIFT-COFB: Lightweight Bit-Serial Architectures
    Andrea Caforio, Daniel Collins, Subhadeep Banik, Francesco Regazzoni
  3. Optimal Symmetric Ratcheting for Secure Communication
    Hailun Yan, Serge Vaudenay, Daniel Collins, Andrea Caforio
    The Computer Journal (2022)
  4. Improving First-Order Threshold Implementations of SKINNY
    Andrea Caforio, Daniel Collins, Ognjen Glamocanin, Subhadeep Banik
    INDOCRYPT 2021
  5. Online Payments by Merely Broadcasting Messages
    Daniel Collins, Rachid Guerraoui, Jovan Komatovic, Petr Kuznetsov, Matteo Monti, Matej Pavlovic, Yvonne-Anne Pignolet, Dragos-Adrian Seredinschi, Andrei Tonkikh, Athanasios Xygkis
    DSN 2020
  6. Anonymity Preserving Byzantine Vector Consensus
    Christian Cachin, Daniel Collins, Tyler Crain, Vincent Gramoli
    ESORICS 2020
    [preprint] [talk]

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