My name is Elena Pagnin, I am a PhD Student at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering in Chalmers University of Technology (Göteborg - Sweden). I am part of the Chalmers Security Lab which is the largest research group on security in Scandinavia.
I defended on September 7th, 2018. From February 2019 I will join the crytpo_group at Aarhus University (Denmark) as a postdoctoral researcher.
My PhD is a blend of theoretical cryptography and cryptographic protocols for real-world applications. In particular, I have worked on:
Privacy-Preserving Ridesharing (on-going work)
The Signal Protocol (on-going work)
I believe that good research is a combination of real-world questions, innovative ideas, and fruitful collaborations. In the last period, I had the chance to work with several bright minds and inspiring researchers as Dario Fiore (my co-supervisor), Andrei Sabelfeld (my supervisor), Cristina Onete, Carlo Brunetta, Pablo Picazo-Sanchez.
Titles, recent Awards & Achievements
2018 - PhD Degree in Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers University. Thesis title: Be More and Be Merry
2018 - Invited Speaker at the Science Festival in Göteborg (vetenskapsfestivalen).
2017 - Research visit at IUT/Xlim, Limoges (Cristina Onete) funded by COST-Action.
2016 - Licentiate Degree (a Scandinavian title in-between the MSc and the PhD) with a thesis on Authentication under Constraints.
2016 - Main lecturer and instructor (grader) for the master-level course Cryptography at Chalmers
2015 - JSPS summer program fellow at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Tanaka Laboratory
You can find a detailed pdf-version of my CV here.