Professor Martin Albrecht

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Martin R. Albrecht is a professor in the Information Security Group and the director of the Cryptography Group.

His research is focused on all aspects of cryptography from the hard mathematical problems underlying it to the cryptanalysis of deployed cryptographic protocols and implementations. His recent work focuses on lattice-based and post-quantum cryptography, block ciphers for algebraic platforms and attacks on cryptographic protocols. He is also a contributor to the Sage Mathematics Software and many other open-source projects.

Martin studied Computer Science at Universität Bremen in Germany before coming to Royal Holloway to earn his PhD under the supervision of Carlos Cid. After completing his PhD he took a postdoc position at LIP6 in Paris in the POLSYS group of Jean-Charles Faugère and then moved to DTU in Copenhagen to join the team of Lars Knudsen. He came back to Royal Holloway for a postdoc position with Kenny Paterson before becoming a lecturer in the Information Security Group. His Erdős–Bacon number is 6. He/him or they/them.

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