Philipp Jovanovic is a post-doctoral researcher and cryptographer at the Decentralized and Distributed Systems (DEDIS) lab of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), in Switzerland. Philipp obtained his PhD in cryptography from the University of Passau, Germany, in 2015, and received for his thesis the university’s best dissertation award in the category of mathematics and computer science, in 2016.
His research interests broadly include applied cryptography, information security, and decentralized systems. Philipp has extensive experience in the design of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, see NORX, OPP/MRO, CoSi, ByzCoin, and RandHound to name a few. He is also actively involved in the development of open source projects like the DEDIS kyber crypto library or the cothority framework for scalable, decentralized, cryptographic protocols. Philipp is furthermore experienced in the analysis of cryptographic constructions deployed in real world systems like TLS or smart grid protocols. His research is published regularly at top crypto/security conferences such as IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, or EUROCRYPT, and he is also frequently active at non-academic events like the Chaos Communication Congress, Troopers, or Black Hat.
Philipp is a member of the Initiative for CryptoCurrencies and Contracts (IC3), the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), and works as a scientific advisor to the DFINITY project.
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