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
Interactions between algebra and cryptography, particularly Multivariate Cryptography and Secret Sharing
Secure Multiparty Computation
Provable security and interactions between complexity theory and cryptography
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
A proper training of the users of the systems, making them conscious of what is being achieved
Interactions with industry for the actual deployment of these techniques