Homepage of Daniel Escudero

This is supposed to be a picture of me with my lovely niece

Hello! Welcome to my (extremely simple) homepage. I am Daniel Escudero, I started in May 2017 as a PhD student at the Cryptography and Security group at Aarhus University, Denmark. I'm currently working under the supervision of Ivan Damgård and Jesper Buus Nielsen. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in 2016 where I had the valuable opportunity to work in a research project on Multivariate Public Key Cryptography during the last two years of my studies.

My research focuses on developing, enhancing, implementing and deploying different cryptographic techniques that allows us to enhace privacy and enforce information security. I also enjoy research related to the foundations of Cryptography and the interactions between Mathematics and Cryptography. I'm particularly interested in the following topics

I have also been recently interested in Cryptocurrencies, Quantum Cryptography, interactive proof assistants for cryptographic constructions such as EasyCrypt and how to train Machine Learning models in a privacy-preserving way.

Finally, the cryptographic techniques we use today are just the tip of the iceberg of what we actually know after decades of research. We have wonderful techniques such as Zero Knowledge Proofs, MPC, ORAM, that can achieve things that at first glance seem impossible, if deployed correctly in our real world. One of my interests is to break the barrier between theory and practice and show these techniques to the world. For this I'm very open to

Contact: escudero (at) cs (dot) au (dot) dk

An updated version of my CV can be found here.

Publications

Manuscripts

Groebner Bases and Applications to the Security of Multivariate Public Key Cryptosystems
Bachelor's thesis, supervised by Prof. Daniel Cabarcas Jaramillo. 2016. Download.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

SPDZ2k: Efficient MPC mod 2^k for Dishonest Majority
Ronald Cramer, Ivan Damgård, Daniel Escudero, Peter Scholl, Chaoping Xing.
To be presented at CRYPTO 2018
Rank Analysis of Cubic Multivariate Cryptosystems
John B. Baena, Daniel Cabarcas, Daniel E. Escudero, Karan Khathuria, and Javier A. Verbel.
PQCrypto 2018
Efficient ZHFE Key Generation
John B. Baena, Daniel Cabarcas, Daniel E. Escudero, Jaiberth Porras- Barrera, and Javier A. Verbel.
PQCrypto 2016

Talks

SPDZ2k: Efficient MPC mod 2^k for Dishonest Majority
TPMPC: Theory and Practice of Multi-Party Computation Workshop
Aarhus University, Denmark. November 2018.
Rank Analysis of Cubic Multivariate Cryptosystems
PQC: Post-Quantum Cryptography
Fort Lauderdale, USA. April 2018.
Secure Multiparty Computation
ICAMI: International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Informatics
San Andrés, Colombia. November 2017.
Algebraic attacks on MPK cryptosystems
Crypto-CO: Summer school on Cryptography
Bogotá, Colombia. July 2016.

Teaching

I've been a teaching assistant in the following courses.

Software

Correlated Oblivious Transfer
Implementation of the Correlated OT protocol presented Section 4 of [Scholl PKC18].
https://github.com/deescuderoo/corrOT

Other stuff

I love cats!

This is my cat Lulu

And music