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I am a tenure-track faculty at the Center of IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability (CISPA) in Saarbrücken. The focus of my research is public key encryption and secure two-party computation.

From 2017 to 2018 I was assistant professor at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen Nürnberg. Prior to that, I was a postdoc in the group of Sanjam Garg at UC Berkeley, supported by a DAAD fellowship from 2016 to 2017 and a postdoc in the crypto group of Aarhus University, working with Ivan Damgård and Jesper Buus Nielsen form 2014 to 2016. I finished my PhD in 2014 at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology under the supervision of Jörn Müller-Quade. I am the 2014 winner of the biennial Erika and Dr. Wolfgang Eichelberger Dissertation Award

I am currently looking for motivated candidates for PhD student positions! 

You can contact me via
nico dot doettling at gmail dot com

My PhD thesis, available here, is about the construction of advanced cryptographic primitives from coding problems.

Program Committees
  • CRYPTO 2017, 2019
  • EUROCRYPT 2016, 2018
  • ASIACRYPT 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • TCC 2015, 2016b
  • PKC 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ProvSec 2014, 2016
  • ICITS 2016

Conference Publications
  • Obfuscation from Low Noise Multilinear Maps
    Nico Döttling, Sanjam Garg, Divya Gupta, Peihan Miao, Pratyay Mukherjee
    INDOCRYPT 2018 (eprint)
  • Two-Message Statistical Sender-Private OT from LWE
    Zvika Brakerski and Nico Döttling
    TCC 2018 (eprint)
  • New Constructions of Identity-Based and Key-Dependent Message Secure Encryption Schemes
    Nico Döttling, Sanjam Garg, Mohammad Hajiabadi, Daniel Masny
    PKC 2018 (eprint)
  • Linear-Time Non-Malleable Codes in the Bit-Wise Tampering Model
    Ronald Cramer, Ivan Damgård, Nico Döttling, Irene Giacomelli, Chaoping Xing
    ICITS 2017 (eprint)
  • From Selective IBE to Full IBE and Selective HIBE
    Nico Döttling and Sanjam Garg
    TCC 2017 (eprint)
  • TinyOLE: Efficient Actively Secure Two-Party Computation from Oblivious Linear Function Evaluation
    Nico Döttling, Satrajit Ghosh, Jesper Buus Nielsen, Tobias Nilges and Roberto Trifiletti
    CCS 2017 (eprint)
  • Identity-Based Encryption from the Diffie-Hellman Assumption
    Nico Döttling and Sanjam Garg
    CRYPTO 2017 Best Paper Award (eprint)
  • Laconic Receiver Oblivious Transfer and Its Applications
    Chongwon Cho, Nico Döttling, Sanjam Garg, Divya Gupta, Peihan Miao and Antigoni Polychroniadou
    CRYPTO 2017 (eprint)
  • Cryptanalysis of Indistinguishability Obfuscations of Circuits over GGH13
    Daniel Apon, Nico Döttling, Sanjam Garg and Pratyay Mukherjee
    ICALP 2017 (eprint)
  • Concurrently composable security with shielded super-polynomial simulators
    Brandon Broadnax, Nico Döttling, Gunnar Hartung, Matthias Nagel and Jörn Müller-Quade
    EUROCRYPT 2017 (eprint)
  • Two Message Oblivious Evaluation of Cryptographic Functionalities
    Nico Döttling, Nils Fleischhacker, Johannes Krupp and Dominique Schröder
    CRYPTO 2016 (eprint)
  • Rate-1, Linear Time and Additively Homomorphic UC Commitments
    Cascudo, Bernardo David, Ivan Damgård, Nico Döttling and Jesper Buus Nielsen
    CRYPTO 2016 (eprint)
  • From stateful hardware to resettable hardware using symmetric assumptions
    Nico Döttling, Daniel Kraschewski, Jörn Müller-Quade and Tobias Nilges
    ProvSec 2015. Best Paper Award (eprint)
  • Efficient Pseudorandom Functions via On-the-Fly Adaptation
    Nico Döttling and Dominique Schröder
    CRYPTO 2015 (eprint)
  • Linear Secret Sharing Schemes from Error Correcting Codes and Universal Hash Functions
    Ronald Cramer, Ivan Damgård, Nico Döttling, Serge Fehr and Gabriele Spini
    EUROCRYPT 2015 (eprint)
  • General Statistically Secure Computation with Bounded-Resettable Hardware Tokens
    Nico Döttling, Daniel Kraschewski, Jörn Müller-Quade and Tobias Nilges
    TCC 2015 (eprint)
  • Low Noise LPN: KDM Secure Public Key Encryption and Sample Amplification
    Nico Döttling
    PKC 2015 (eprint)
  • Lossy Codes and a New Variant of the Learning-With-Errors Problem
    Nico Döttling and Jörn Müller-Quade
    EUROCRYPT 2013
  • Implementing Resettable UC-Functionalities with Untrusted Tamper-Proof Hardware-Tokens
    Nico Döttling, Thilo Mie, Jörn Müller-Quade and Tobias Nilges
    TCC 2013
  • IND-CCA Secure Cryptography based on a Variant of the LPN Problem
    Nico Döttling, Jörn Müller-Quade and Anderson Nascimento
    ASIACRYPT 2012
  • Statistically Secure Linear-rate Dimension Extension for Oblivious Affine Function Evaluation
    Nico Döttling, Daniel Kraschewski and Jörn Müller-Quade
    ICITS 2012
  • Efficient Reductions for Non-Signaling Cryptographic Primitives
    Nico Döttling, Daniel Kraschewski and Jörn 
    ICITS 2011
  • Unconditional and Composable Security using a single Stateful Tamper-Proof Hardware Token
    Nico Döttling, Daniel Kraschewski and Jörn Müller-Quade 
    TCC 2011
  • Vulnerabilities of Wireless Key Exchange based on Channel Reciprocity
    Nico Döttling, Dejan Lazich, Jörn Müller-Quade and Antonio Almeida
    WISA 2010
Journal Publications
  • Low Noise LPN: KDM Secure Public Key Encryption and Sample Amplification
    Nico Döttling
    IET Information Security, 2016 (Invited) 
  • A CCA2 Secure Variant of the McEliece Cryptosystem
    Nico Döttling, Rafael Dowsley, Jörn Müller-Quade and Anderson Nascimento 
    IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 58(10):6672–6680, 2012. (eprint)

You can also find some of my publications on my Google Scholar profile.