I’m an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in cryptography in the Systems and Software Security group at the Computer Science department of the University of Manchester, UK. Before that, I was a post-doc researcher for 3 years in the amazing Aarhus crypto group, at Aarhus University in Denmark. From November 2016 to November 2018 I was a post-doc researcher at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Nuremberg, Germany. I completed my Ph.D. in computer science at Sapienza University of Rome in February 2017, where I worked mainly on backdoors in cryptographic primitives and Blockchain, under the supervision of prof. Giuseppe Ateniese. I completed a master’s degree in computer science (2012) at the Computer Science department of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. My research focus has always been on all aspects of cryptography, including but not limited to subversion-resilient cryptography, foundations of Blockchain, key-exchange, cryptography from noisy sources, secure multi-party computation and etc. I’m also interested in computational complexity theory and distributed systems in general.
I’m looking for motivated PhD students! Please contact me if interested!