# About me

I am currently a PhD student in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London, under the supervision of Martin R. Albrecht. My work focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of post-quantum cryptography and cryptanalysis. In general, I’m interested in mathematical aspects of cryptography.

Before joining Royal Holloway, I obtained a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Applied Mathematics, both from Imperial College London. For a while I also worked as a NodeJS developer. My academic CV can be downloaded here.

During the summer of 2018, I interned at Microsoft Research in the Security and Cryptography group, under the supervision of Craig Costello. During the summer of 2019, I interned again at Microsoft Research in the same group, under the joint supervision of Michael Naehrig and Martin Roetteler.

## Publications

- S. Jaques, M. Naehrig, M. Roetteler, F. Virdia,
**Implementing Grover oracles for quantum key search on AES and LowMC**, Eurocrypt 2020, eprint^{2019}⁄_{1146}, code - JP. D’Anvers, M. Rossi, F. Virdia,
**(One) failure is not an option: Bootstrapping the search for failures in lattice-based encryption schemes**, Eurocrypt 2020, eprint^{2019}⁄_{1399} - C. Costello, P Longa, M. Naehrig, J. Renes, F. Virdia,
**Improved Classical Cryptanalysis of SIKE in Practice**, PKC 2020, eprint^{2019}⁄_{298} - M. R. Albrecht, C. Hanser, A. Hoeller, T. Pöppelmann, F. Virdia, and A. Wallner,
**Implementing RLWE-based Schemes Using an RSA Co-Processor**, CHES 2019, eprint^{2018}⁄_{425}, code - M. R. Albrecht, B. R. Curtis, A. Deo, A. Davidson, R. Player, E. W. Postlethwaite, F. Virdia, and T. Wunderer,
**Estimate All the {LWE, NTRU} Schemes!**, SCN 2018, eprint^{2018}⁄_{331}, website, code - M. R. Albrecht, F. Göpfert, F. Virdia, and T. Wunderer,
**Revisiting the expected cost of solving uSVP and applications to LWE**, Asiacrypt 2017, eprint^{2017}⁄_{815}, code

## Talks

Implementing Grover oracles for quantum key search on AES and LowMC

- Schloss Dagstuhl, Quantum Cryptanalysis seminar 2019, 17/10/2019, slides

Implementing RLWE-based Schemes Using and RSA Co-Processor

- COSIC Seminar, 21/10/2019, video, slides
- CHES 2019, 26/08/2019, slides
- London Lattice Coding & Crypto Meeting, 23/01/2019, slides

Estimate all the {LWE, NTRU} schemes!

- ENS Lyon Lattice and Crypto meetings, 01/03/2018

Revisiting the Expected Cost of Solving uSVP and Applications to LWE

- Asiacrypt 2017, video, slides
- ENS Lyon Lattice and Crypto meetings, 21/09/2017

Post-Quantum Cryptography standards