Professor Martin Albrecht

Personal profile

Dr Martin Albrecht 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 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. He is also a contributor to the Sage Mathematics Software and many other open-source projects. He blogs at and publishes code at and

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