BIO

I am tenure-track faculty (= Assistant Professor) at the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy (MPI-SP) where I am the head of the Cryptographic Systems group. My research focuses on mathematical aspects of asymmetric cryptography. I am also broadly interested in the intersections with other disciplines, e.g., computer security, cryptocurrencies, concurrent systems, formal methods, game theory, and quantum computing.

Prior to joining MPI-SP, I was a PostDoc with a joint appointment at UC Berkeley (working with Sanjam Garg) and at Carnegie Mellon University (working with Vipul Goyal). In fall 2019 I was a research fellow at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. I completed my Ph.D. in June 2019 at Friedrich-Alexander University under the supervision of Dominique Schröder.

Email: giuliø.malavølta@høtmail.it (substituting ø with o).


NEWS!

I have an opening for a Ph.D. or PostDoc position on quantum cryptography and quantum information theory, to be jointly supervised with Michael Walter. If you are interested, don't hesitate to reach out!


RESEARCH GROUP @ MPI-SP

My research group is supported in part by grants from the BMBF, CASA cluster of excellence for cyber security, and Protocol Labs. Below is a list of the current members.

PostDocs:
Behzad Abdolmaleki
Hendrik Waldner (jointly supervised with Jonathan Katz)

Ph.D. Students:
Phillip Gajland (jointly supervised with Eike Kiltz)
Noemi Gläser (jointly supervised with Jonathan Katz)
Ahmadreza Rahimi


ACADEMIC SERVICE

I served (or will serve) as a program committee member for the following conferences:

(2023) ICALP
(2022) ASIACRYPT, EUROCRYPT, PKC, S&P (Oakland)
(2021) CCS, CVC, PKC
(2020) CRYPTO, CVC, SBC

I also served as a reviewer for the Journal of Cryptology, for the European Research Council, and for the Israeli Science Foundation.


PUBLICATIONS

For an updated list of publications, please refer to dblp. My Ph.D. dissertation constructs new time-lock mechanisms based on computationally hard problems and has won the Staedtler-Stiftung award.