Rot256 : Cryptography & Other Random Bits.

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Rot256

My name is Mathias Hall-Andersen, I am a cryptography (CS) PhD student at Aarhus University. My primary interests are: cryptography, algebra, reverse engineering and anything which lies in the intersection. More broadly I have an interest in security and privacy enhancing technology. On this website I post about my thoughts on technical matters, projects I have been working on and write ups for CTF challenges.

Education

Period Title Institution
2020 - 2023 (expected) PhD in Computer Science Aarhus University
2017 - 2020 Master in Computer Science University of Copenhagen
2019 (fall) Master Thesis (Contingent Payments) Aarhus University
2018 (fall) Exchange ETH Z├╝rich (D-INFK)
2017 Bachelor Thesis (Linear Cryptanalysis) Technical University of Denmark
2014 - 2017 Bachelor in Computer Science University of Copenhagen

Work

Period Title Institution
2020 (fall) - 2023 PhD student Aarhus University
2020 (summer) Internship Trail of Bits, Remote
2020 (spring) External lecturer in Proactive Computer Security University of Copenhagen
2019 (fall) Open source development on WireGuard-rs
(Next-Generation Internet grant)
NLnet
2019 (spring) Instructor in Proactive Computer Security University of Copenhagen
2018 (summer) Internship (Security Consultant) NCC Group, New York
(Cryptography Services)
2017 (fall) - 2018 TA in Practical Cryptology Technical University of Denmark
2017 (summer) Google Summer of Code WireGuard (Linux Foundation)
2016 (fall) Instructor in Computer Systems University of Copenhagen
2016 Student Assistant Deloitte CRS
2015 Java programmer Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken

Publications

Contact

Platform Alias
Github https://github.com/rot256
Email \(\text{math}\)\(\text{ias}\)\(@\)\(\text{hall-an}\text{dersen.dk}\)
PGP Key /key.asc or keybase.io, Fingerprint: 71e1ec2b778745710667d51dae331b20b3c8a5c2
Website rot256.dev – you are looking at it.

Questions? Interesting projects? Feel free to drop me an email.