My research is focused on quantum computation and cryptography. I'm mainly interested in developing new applications for quantum computers, including near-term quantum algorithms and novel cryptographic protocols. More recently, I've been especially interested in quantum copy-protection, quantum program obfuscation and various other cryptographic protocols based on lattice-based cryptography.

Education:
PhD, Computer Science, California Institute of Technology ('18 - present)
MSc, Physics, University of Heidelberg ('15 - '17)
BSc, Mathematics, University of Heidelberg ('11 - '15)

I am advised by Thomas Vidick and affiliated with the Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter. In the summer of 2018, I was awarded a Quantum Computing Summer Fellowship to visit Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico. Before I came to Caltech, I was also a long-term visitor at the University of Copenhagen, where I was fortunate to work with Gorjan Alagic at the Centre for the Mathematics of Quantum Theory (QMATH). My research is supported by the Kortschak Scholars Fellowship and the ERP Fellowship by the German National Academic Foundation.

Publications: (see my Google Scholar page)

Teaching Assistantships:
- CS101-3: Quantum Algorithms and Programming (Instructor: Dr. Alexandru Gheorgiu). [Website]
- CS/PH 120: Quantum Cryptography (Instructor: Prof. Thomas Vidick). [Website]

Academic Services:
Reviewer: QCrypt 2017, PQCRYPTO 2018, QCrypt 2019, QIP 2020, QCrypt 2020