Secure Systems, PhD Student
Lukas Prokop is a PhD student since Oct 2019 in the Secure Systems (SESYS) group at the IAIK. His topic of interest is post-quantum cryptography.
Prior to his time at IAIK, Lukas was a self-employed software developer for 2 years. In academic year 2016/17, he spent one year in Japan as exchange student. In his bachelor and master theses (2014, 2016), he attacked hash algorithms. Under supervision of Maria Eichlseder, Florian Mendel, and Martin Schläffer, they looked at round-reduced MD5 and SHA-256 variants and attacked them using SAT solvers and a differential cryptanalysis approach.
For his other activities, please have a look at his private homepage.
My interests cover efficient and secure implementations of post-quantum algorithms. I am also interested in the LLVM stack and the Rust programming language.