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-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.


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.

  • "Endemic Oblivious Transfer"; D. Masny, P. Rindal; appeared at CCS 2019 (pdf)

  • "On the round complexity of OT extension"; S. Garg, M. Mahmoody, D. Masny, I. Meckler; appeared at Crypto 2018 (pdf)

  • "Optimal security proofs for signatures from identification schemes"; E. Kiltz, D. Masny, J. Pan; appeared at Crypto 2016 (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 Asiacrypt 2021, Eurocrypt 2021, Asiacrypt 2020, SCN 2020, ISC 2020, ACISP 2020, CSCML 2020, Asiacrypt 2019, ISC 2019, SCN 2018, Cans 2017.

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.