I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing Sciences at Bocconi University and a part-time faculty at the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy. I am also affiliated with the Bocconi Institute for Data Science and Analytics and with the CIFRA Institute. My research focuses on mathematical aspects of cryptography, computer security, and quantum computing.

Prior to joining Bocconi, I was a tenure-track faculty at the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy, and before that a postdoc at UC Berkeley and at Carnegie Mellon University. In fall 2019 I spent a semester as a research fellow at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. I completed my PhD in 2019 at Friedrich-Alexander University, where my thesis was recognized with the Staedtler-Stiftung dissertation prize.

I was fortunate to be awarded an ERC starting grant and the Heinz-Maier Leibnitz prize.

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

Office: Room 2-C1-11, via G. Röntgen 1, Milano.


My research group is generously supported by grants from the CASA cluster of excellence for cyber security, the European Research Council, and Lockheed Martin. Below is a list of the current members.

Pedro Branco
Samuel Crew (jointly supervised with Michael Walter)
Monosij Maitra (jointly supervised with Eike Kiltz)

PhD Students:
Phillip Gajland (jointly supervised with Eike Kiltz)
Noemi Gläser (jointly supervised with Jonathan Katz)
Ahmadreza Rahimi
Tianwei Zhang (jointly supervised with Michael Walter)


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

(2024) ITC, ITCS
(2023) ICALP, QCrypt, TCC, TQC
(2021) CCS, CVC, PKC

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

Together with Alessandro Chiesa, Tom Gur, Dakshita Khurana, and Thomas Vidick, I organized the workshop The Multiple Facets of Quantum Proofs at STOC 2022.


For an updated list of publications, please refer to dblp.


My wife does machine learning!