Nina Bindel

Dr. Nina Bindel

Hochschulstr. 10
64289 Darmstadt

Raum: S202 B212

+49 6151 16-20667
+49 6151 16-20665


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I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Cryptography and computer algebra group at TU Darmstadt. I received my Ph.D. in September 2018 under the supervision of Johannes Buchmann from TU Darmstadt.

Research Interests

  • Lattice-based cryptography, in particular lattice-based signatures
  • Provable security (against classical or quantum adversaries)
  • Side-channel and fault analysis of lattice-based primitives

The signature scheme qTESLA

qTESLA is a family of post-quantum signature schemes based on the hardness of the decisional Ring Learning With Errors (R-LWE) problem. The scheme is an efficient variant of the Bai-Galbraith signature scheme —which in turn is based on the “Fiat-Shamir with Aborts” framework by Lyubashevsky— adapted to the setting of ideal lattices.

qTESLA was submitted to NIST's post-quantum standardization project in November 2017 and is accepted for the first round of the competition.

More information about the signature scheme qTESLA and its predecessor TESLA can be found here:

Preprints and publications

Teaching

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