Valerio Pastro's Home Page

E-Mail: vpastro86 (at) gmail (dot) com


From September 2013, I will be working with Rosario Gennaro at CUNY as a postdoc. The following page is to be taken as a reference of my previous status as a PhD student, and is no longer updated.

I am a PhD student in the third (and final) year of my studies at the Department of Computer Science of Aarhus University, doing research in cryptography under the supervision of Ivan Damgaard (Aarhus University, Denmark) and Ronald Cramer (Leiden University / CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

From September 2012 until April 2013 I visited the Courant Institute (New York University), to work with Daniel Dadush, Yevgeniy Dodis, Adriana Lopez-Alt, Oded Regev, and Daniel Wichs.

Research Interests

In cryptography: In mathematics:



During the course of my studies I have been the main organiser of the following study groups:


In Fall 2011 I gave a course on elliptic curves to the PhD students, PostDocs, and Professors in the cryptography and complexity research groups at Aarhus University. More information below: Teaching (undergraduate courses):

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