Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo
As a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the University of Waterloo, Canada, Dr. Nina Bindel researches how to maintain Internet security in the future. This includes constructing cryptographic algorithms that are secure even in the presence of quantum attackers and finding weaknesses there-in. She also has been the principal submitter of qTESLA, a quantum-secure digital signature scheme that had been submitted to NIST’s post-quantum standardization effort and advanced to the second of three rounds. Before joining IQC, she received her Ph.D. from TU Darmstadt, Germany in 2018. In addition, Nina has been a research visitor at the lattice program of the Simons Institute at UC Berkeley in spring 2020 and interned at Microsoft Research, Redmond (US), during the summer 2019.