Prof. Dr. Daniel Slamanig

has been Professor of Cryptology at the Department of Computer Science since November 2023.

Prof. Slamanig's research interests include various topics from foundations to applications of cryptography. A special emphasis of his research lies on provable secure public-key cryptographic primitives (such as digital signatures) with strong security guarantees (e.g., resistance to attacks by quantum computers) as well as on the foundations of privacy-preserving cryptographic mechanisms. Thereby, his focus consistently centers on the relevance to practical applications. Daniel Slamanig's research is supported by several Austrian (FWF, FFG) and EU funds (FP7, H2020, Horizon Europe) as well as by Austrian ministries. In 2018, he was awarded the "netidee SCIENCE" award by the Internet Stiftung for his research on cryptographic foundations for future-proof Internet security.

Prior to his appointment to the University of the Bundeswehr Munich, Prof. Slamanig worked first as a Scientist and then Senior Scientist in the Cryptography Research Group at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria's largest non-university research institute. Previously he was a Post-Doc and then Senior Researcher at the Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications (IAIK) at Graz University of Technology, where he established a research group in the field of public-key cryptography. He studied Medical Information Technology and Computer Science with a focus on mathematics at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences and the University of Klagenfurt, respectively. In 2011, he earned his PhD in Computer Science in the field of cryptography from the University of Klagenfurt.

Prof. Slamanig's contribution to the international research community is reflected in numerous top-tier publications , as well as regular invitations to program committees in top-tier conferences (e.g. CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, ACM CCS), as reviewer for journals (e.g., Journal of Cryptology) as well as international science funds such as the European Research Council (ERC). He is one of the designers of the Picnic post-quantum digital signature scheme, which reached the final round in the post-quantum cryptography standardization project of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Prof. Slamanig is a member of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).


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