Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Student at Royal Holloway,

University of London.

I am currently in the fourth year of my PhD in Cyber Security under the supervision of Prof. Kenny Paterson (of ETH Zurich). My focus is primarily in cryptographic applications of computational number theory, for example within key exchange protocols and key validation in public-key cryptography. I am particularly interested in prime numbers, primality testing and prime generation and the roles these fundamental parts of number theory play in cryptography.

I joined the Centre of Doctoral Training of the University of London (Royal Holloway) in September 2015 after graduating from the University of Exeter with a first-class Master’s degree in Mathematics (MMath). My dissertation involved the study of factorisation algorithms, something which allowed me to explore my interests in computational number theory further, as well as set up a good foundation for my future research.

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