I am a cryptographer with interest in provably secure symmetric cryptography for real-world applications, experienced with programming, teaching, and management of student projects.
Currently, I am doing a PhD in the LASEC laboratory at EPFL, under the supervision of Prof. Serge Vaudenay. Before coming to EPFL, I did my Bachelor and Master studies at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.
I am generally interested in any topic related to cryptography and security. My main research topic so far has been authenticated encryption, and I prefer to work with the rigorous methods of provable security. I have both designed new, efficient and provably secure AE schemes, and also proposed new, advanced notions of AE security. I am further interested in the security of the Internet of Things and the defense against mass surveillance.
Beside the theoretical work, I also like to do programming. I co-authored the reference and supervised the optimized implementations of the CAESAR candidate OMD. In 2014, I was responsible for preparation of a demo that demonstrated relay attacks on contactless payment system based on NFC. I had a lot of fun while playing with the NFC communication protocols and credit card standards and practical discovery of their (in)security
I obtained a BSc in Applied Informatics, and obtained MSc in Applied Informatics with a focus on Cryptography and System Security, IT Security and risk management, and Biometrics. During my studies, I gained good experience with programming in C, experience with programming in C++ and some experience with Matlab.
During my exchange, I took courses on Cryptographic Protocols, Efficient Implementation of Cryptography in Software and Number Theory.