Lukas Prokop

Secure Systems, PhD Student

Lukas Prokop is a PhD student since Oct 2019 at 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.
Lukas Prokop


In his research, he is concerned about the hardware security of post-quantum algorithm implementations. He investigates the protection of PQC schemes against fault attacks and looks for masking schemes of PQC candidates.

I am also interested in the LLVM stack and the Rust programming language.


Fault Attacks on CCA-secure Lattice KEMs

Prokop L., Peßl P.
IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems

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