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-Universität 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.
- "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
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.