Damiano Abram


I am a PhD student in the Crypto Group at Aarhus University (since August 2020). I am supervised by Peter Scholl and Ivan Damgård.

My research focuses on multiparty computation. I often work on secure generation of correlated randomness with minimal interaction (pseudorandom correlation generators (PCGs), pseudorandom correlation functions (PCFs) and distributed samplers). I am also interested in the study of advanced cryptographic primitives, such as obfuscation and homomorphic encryption.

From October 2022 to February 2023, I visited Yuval Ishai at Technion, Haifa. From June to August 2022, I worked as an intern at NTT Research (USA) under the supervision of Mark Zhandry.

In 2020, I earned a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Trento (Italy), graduating with honours. The studies were focused on cryptography and coding theory. The master thesis, titled Oblivious TLS via Multiparty Computation, was supervised by Ivan Damgård, Sven Trieflinger and Roberto Zunino.

In 2017, I obtained a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Padova (Italy), graduating with honours. The bachelor thesis, concerning Wiener’s attack against RSA, was supervised by Alberto Tonolo.