Daniel Masny

I am currently a scientific researcher at VISA Research. I am working on the design of post-quantum cryptography based on problems from coding theory and lattices as well as on oblivious transfer which is a basic building block of secure multi party computation.

Previously, I have been a postdoc at UC Berkeley in the group of Sanjam Garg. I received my PhD in 2016 from Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum under the supervision of Eike Kiltz on "Cryptography from Hard Learning Problems". I received a Diploma in computer science in 2012 from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, but I also like cooking and I am active in my church community.


A complete list of my publications can be found at my google scholar profile. My doctoral thesis is available in the RUB library. The following is a selected list of my publications.

  • "Towards sound fresh re-keying with hard (physical) learning problems"; S. Dziembowski, S. Faust, G. Herold, A Journault, D. Masny, F.X. Standaert; appeared at Crypto 2016 (pdf)
  • "Optimal security proofs for signatures from identification schemes"; E. Kiltz, D. Masny, J. Pan; appeared at Crypto 2016 (pdf)
  • "On the hardness of learning with rounding over small modulus"; A. Bogdanov, S. Guo, D. Masny, S. Richelson, A. Rosen; appeared at TCC 2016A (pdf)
  • "Simple chosen-ciphertext security from low-noise LPN"; E. Kiltz, D. Masny, K. Pietrzak; appeared at PKC 2014 (pdf)
  • "Man-in-the-middle secure authentication schemes from LPN and weak PRFs"; V. Lyubashevsky, D. Masny; appeared at Crypto 2013 (pdf)

Service in the Cryptographic Community

Program Committees

I have served in the program committee of SCN 2018, Cans 2017.


I have served as reviewer at Eurocrypt 2018, Asiacrypt 2017, TCC 2017, FOCS 2017, Crypto 2017, Eurocrypt 2017, PKC 2017, Mycrypt 2016, TCC 2016-B, ACNS 2016, Crypto 2016, Eurocrypt 2016, CCS 2015, Crypto 2015, PKC 2015, TCC 2014.

Contact Information

You can contact me by mail via dmasny at visa dot com or daniel dot masny at rub dot de or on linkedIn.