Dr Rachel Player

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Dr Rachel Player is a lecturer in the Department of Information Security. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher working with Dr Martin R. Albrecht as part of the EU H2020 PROMETHEUS project. In January - May 2019, Rachel was a visiting researcher in the PolSys team of LIP6 at Sorbonne Université in Paris. In 2018, she held a one-year postdoc position in the same team. Rachel obtained her PhD in Information Security from Royal Holloway, where she was supervised by Prof. Carlos Cid and Prof. Sean Murphy.

Rachel’s main research interests are in post-quantum cryptography, especially in the design and cryptanalysis of lattice-based cryptographic schemes. Rachel is interested in Privacy Enhancing Technologies and she has worked extensively in the area of applied homomorphic encryption. Recently, Rachel has been interested in the application of quantum algorithms in cryptanalysis.

More information can be found at https://rachelplayer.github.io

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