Alex Pellegrini

I am a Ph.D. student in Mathematics at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. My advisors are Tanja Lange and Alberto Ravagnani.

I am part of the Coding Theory and Cryptology group, which is part of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Before joining TU/e, I spent 1 year in the Cryptology and Data Security group at University of Bern, Switzerland, where I was working on quorum systems.

I obtained my M.Sc. in Mathematics (coding theory and cryptography program) at the University of Trento in 2019 (dissertation title: "On two algebraic decision problems and their instances").

I am currently focusing on a project in code-based cryptography (efficient decoding of algebraic geometric codes).

My research interests include cryptography, coding theory, algebraic geometry and number theory.

My Curriculum Vitae can be found here.

List of Publications

  1. Meneghetti A., Pellegrini A., Sala M.: On the equivalence of two post-quantum cryptographic families. Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata (1923 -) (2022) (

  2. Pellegrini A., Zanolini L.: An Algebraic Model for Quorum Systems. (

  3. Di Nicola A., Vettori B., Angheben M., Pellegrini A., Margeory Sanchez Quispe Y., D’Amore L., Nicolar R., Palomo Martinez J., Camelia Iorgulescu G., Mihai Chiriac V.: Payback. Towards a EU Data Management System for Seized Assets. (.pdf)(website).


Teaching Assistance

  • Introduction to Cryptology, Fall semester (2020-2021-2022)

  • Algebra and Discrete Mathematics, Winter semester (2020-2021-2022)

  • Applied Cryptography, Winter semester (2020-2021)

Get in touch

My PGP public key is here. (979985813B2FC1B95219C383B7EE9626A4F9F701)