Hero of Tech – Maria Eichlseder & Sujoy Sinha Roy from IAIK Institute, Graz

Maria Eichlseder

Age: 34 years
Nationality: Austria
Education: BSc, MSc, PhD Computer Science (TU Graz); BSc Technical Mathematics (TU Graz)
Company: Graz University of Technology
Position: Assistant Professor
Responsibilities: Research (Cryptography), teaching, supervising students, research projects

How Maria Eichlseder became a Hero of Tech

SHORTBIO:
I am assistant professor at Graz University of Technology, leading a research group in cryptography at the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications (IAIK). My interests include the design and cryptanalysis of symmetric cryptographic algorithms, such as hash functions and authenticated encryption algorithms and their underlying primitives. In my research, I try to find new attack vectors and develop new cryptographic solutions. I co-designed Ascon, a lightweight authenticated cipher that is currently competing in the NIST standardization project for lightweight crypto. I defended my Ph.D. in Computer Science sub auspiciis praesidentis in 2018.

Cryptanalysis is often like a huge real-world puzzle, and solving it feels great every time.
I love working with my wonderful colleagues on challenging new research questions and enjoy teaching students the tools & tricks of cryptography.

– Maria Eichlseder

Sujoy Sinha Roy

Age: 37 years
Nationality: India
Education: PhD from KU Leuven Belgium
Company: Graz University of Technology
Position: Assistant Professor
Responsibilities: Research in secure and efficient implementation of cryptography

How Sujoy Sinha Roy became a Hero of Tech

SHORTBIO:

 

Sujoy Sinha Roy is an assistant professor at the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications, Graz University of Technology. He works on the secure and efficient implementation of cryptographic algorithms on hardware and software platforms. He received the PhD degree in 2017 with ‘Summa cum laude with congratulations from the examination committee’ from COSIC, KU Leuven, Belgium. His doctoral thesis was awarded the ‘IBM Innovation Award 2018’ which recognizes an outstanding doctoral thesis in informatics. He is a co-designer of the ‘Saber’ key encapsulation algorithm, which is a finalist in NIST’s Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Project. Before joining TU Graz, he worked as an assistant professor at the University of Birmingham’s Security and Privacy group, from Sep 2018 to Nov 2020.

My research investigates implementation aspects of cryptography with a focus on public-key cryptography and homomorphic encryption. Studying the implementation aspects of cryptographic primitives requires knowledge from a multitude of fields, including cryptography, computer science and engineering, electronics engineering, and mathematics. The interaction of these disciplines in my research is very fascinating to me.

– Sujoy Sinha Roy

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