Daniel Kales

Daniel Kales

Ph.D. Student/Researcher in Cryptography


About Me

I am a researcher in the area of cryptography and a Ph.D. student at IAIK, Graz University of Technology. My main research interests are in the field of multiparty computation with a focus on private set-intersection protocols and privacy-enhancing technologies. I additionally am interested in post-quantum signatures build using proof systems using MPC techniques.

  • Post-Quantum Signatures
  • Multiparty Computation
  • Private Set Intersection
  • Ciphers for MPC and FHE
  • Fully Homomorphic Encryption
  • Msc in Information and Computer Engineering, 2017

    Graz University of Technology

  • BSc in Information and Computer Engineering, 2016

    Graz University of Technology


I am currently involved with the following courses at TU Graz:

Previous Editions of these courses:

Additionally, I am supervising bachelor’s thesis, seminar projects and master’s thesis at TU Graz.

Other Activities


I had the pleasure of being an intern at Microsoft Research from June 2019 to September 2019, supervised by Greg Zaverucha. During this internship, I was working on the efficiency of the Picnic signature scheme, both from the theoretical aspects of the scheme, as well as improving the performance of the optimized implementation.

External Reviewer for International Conferences

  • Eurocrypt 2019, 2020
  • Crypto 2020
  • IMACC 2019
  • SAC 2019
  • ACNS 2018