Markus Schofnegger

Dipl.-Ing. BSc

Cryptology & Privacy, PhD Student

Markus Schofnegger has started working at IAIK in 2018 and is currently involved in the IAIK crypto group in the area of symmetric cryptography. His main research interests include algebraic cryptanalysis of symmetric primitives such as block ciphers and permutations, lightweight cryptography, and efficient implementations.

Before that, he studied Computer Science at Graz University of Technology. Currently, he is also working on the design and implementation of lightweight (in the sense of multiplicative complexity) functions based on the MiMC block cipher. More about this can be found on

Markus Schofnegger


  • Symmetric Cryptography
  • Algebraic Cryptanalysis
  • Lightweight Cryptography
  • Efficient Implementations


I have been involved in the teaching of cryptography in various graduate courses, both in the theoretical parts (“VO”) and in the practical ones (“KU”).

Winter Term:

  • Applied Cryptography (VO, KU)
  • IT Security (VO, KU)

Summer Term:

  • Applied Cryptography 2 (VO, KU)