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Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex (ISEC)
Boston, MA 02120
- BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens – Greece
- Hometown: Athens, Greece
- Field of Study: Theoretical Computer Science
- PhD Advisors: Daniel Wichs
Giorgos Zirdelis is a PhD student in the computer science program at Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences, advised by Daniel Wichs. Before joining Northeastern, Giorgos earned a diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, with an undergraduate thesis on lattices and cryptography. His research interests lie in cryptography and its interplay with other fields of computer science.
What are your research interests?
I am mainly interested in all aspects of lattice-based cryptography, an area of cryptography considered secure even against quantum computers.
What aspect of what you do is most interesting?
The most interesting facts about my research is trying to push the limits of our current techniques, and the effort to narrow the gap between theoretic constructions and efficiency.
What are your research or career goals, going forward?
I would like my future career to be largely research centric.
Where did you grow up or spend your most defining years?
I grew up in Athens, Greece.