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Dr. Rainer Steinwandt

Dr. Rindy Anderson
  • Professor and Department Chair; Director, CCIS
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • 561-297-3353
  • Boca Raton - SE43, Room 234A


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany, 2000.

Research Interests

  • Cryptography
  • Computer Algerbra

Research Description

For my Ph.D. thesis, I focused on research in computer algebra, exploring algorithmic questions related to Groebner bases. Until today, I greatly enjoy the use of such tools in my work. After graduation, my research focus has moved to cryptography, which offers a fascinating spectrum of scientific challenges in the intersection of various disciplines. I am interested in applying mathematics to problems in cryptography and in exploring the interplay of cryptography with neighboring disciplines, such as computer science and physics.

Recent Publications

  • P. D'Arco, M. I. González Vasco, C. Soriente, and R. Steinwandt
    "Private Set Intersection: New Generic Constructions and Feasibility Results"
    Advances in Mathematics of Communications, to appear.
  • F. Hess, M. I. González Vasco, and R. Steinwandt
    "Combined schemes for signature and encryption: the public-key and the identity-based setting;"
    Information and Computation, vol. 246, pp. 1-10, 2016.
  • S. Kepley, D. Russo, and R. Steinwandt
    "Cryptanalysis of a modern rotor machine in a multicast setting"
    Cryptologia, 2016.
  • C. Chen, T. Eisenbarth, I. von Maurich, and R. Steinwandt
    "Horizontal and Vertical Side Channel Analysis of a McEliece Cryptosystem"
    IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol. 11, no. 6, 1093-1105, 2016.
  • M. Grassl, B. Langenberg, M. Roetteler, and R. Steinwandt

  "Applying Grover's Algorithm to AES: Quantum Resource Estimates"
   Proceedings of Post-Quantum Cryptography 2016, vol. 9606 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 29-43, Springer, 2016. 

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