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Diego F. Aranha

Associate Professor
Aarhus University

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University, Denmark, where I conduct research in cryptographic engineering and security of real-world systems. I also lead the Cybersecurity Work Package at DIGIT and contribute to COBRA as Principal Investigator.

I have received two Google Latin America Research Awards for privacy, and the MIT TechReview’s Innovators Under 35 Brazil Award for my work in electronic voting.

Research Interests

  • Efficient secure cryptography in software
  • Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) and Pairing-Based Cryptography (PBC)
  • Security in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Side-Channel Analysis (SCA) and countermeasures
  • Cryptography based on physical assumptions (PUFs)
  • Privacy-preserving computing
  • Computational anonymity
  • Electronic voting
  • Systems security

Professional experience

  • Aarhus University, 2020-Present

    Associate Professor

  • Aarhus University, 2018-2020

    Assistant Professor

  • University of Campinas, 2014-2018

    Assistant Professor

  • University of Brasilia, 2011-2014

    Assistant Professor

  • CertiVox/MIRACL, 2010-2011

    Consultant and contractor

Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2007-2011

    Institute of Computing, University of Campinas

  • Visiting Ph.D. student, 2010-2011

    Combinatorics & Optimization, University of Waterloo

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, 2005-2007

    Institute of Computing, University of Campinas

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, 2000-2005

    Department of Computer Science, University of Brasilia

Projects

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Mobile Security

Mobile Security

Security analysis of MitID and other mobile apps

Electronic Voting

Electronic Voting

Security analysis of the Brazilian voting machines

Blockchain Academy Network

Blockchain Academy Network

Training materials and use cases for secure blockchain applications

Crypto for IoT

Crypto for IoT

Efficient and Secure Cryptography for IoT

Encryption Policy

Encryption Policy

Strong/end-to-end encryption policy debate

Private ML

Private ML

Machine learning over encrypted data using homomorphic encryption

PUFs for SoCs

PUFs for SoCs

Physical Unclonable Functions for SoC Devices

SecExec

SecExec

Secure execution of cryptographic algorithms

YouInspect

YouInspect

Crowdsourced verification of election results

Supervision

Currently (co-)supervised PhD students:

  • Marius Aardal (with Bas Spitters)
  • Antonio Guimarães Jr. (co- with Edson Borin)
  • Benjamin Salling Hvaas (with Bas Spitters)
  • Pedro Geraldo Morelli Rodrigues Alves, now at Zama

Past PhD students:

  • Akira Takahashi (co- with Claudio Orlandi), graduated 2022, now postdoc at Protocol Labs
  • Jheyne Nayara Ortiz (co- with Ricardo Dahab), graduated 2022, now postdoc at UNICAMP
  • Amanda Cristina Davi Resende, graduated 2021, now faculty at UFCAT
  • Narcise Bang Mbiang (co- with Emmanuel Fouotsa), graduated 2020
  • Caio Hoffman (co- with Guido Araujo and Mario Côrtes), graduated 2017, now Hardware Engineer at Intrinsic ID
  • Eduardo Moraes de Morais, (co- with Ricardo Dahab), graduated 2015, now Cryptographic Engineer at Protocol Labs

MSc. students:

Postdocs:

  • Karina Mochetti, now faculty at UBC

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