Pihla Karanko

Pihla Karanko

    20202024

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    I am a PhD student in theoretical cryptography. My research interests include derandomization, oracle separations and fine-grained cryptography.

    My background is in mathematics and I enjoy especially the mathematical side of theoretical cryptography. For example, I find the following techniques/concepts super cool: coding theory, expander graphs, averaging arguments, counting, entropy, logic, diagonalization arguments...

    I have also studied computer science and programming and worked two summers as a software developer at Nokia Networks. I have also done cryptographic protocol verification using an automated tool, Tamarin. I like the problem solving aspect of programming and I like to delegate hard and boring tasks to a computer if possible.

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    • Adaptive Distributional Security for Garbling Schemes with O(| x| ) Online Complexity

      Bock, E. A., Brzuska, C., Karanko, P., Oechsner, S. & Puniamurthy, K., 2023, Advances in Cryptology – ASIACRYPT 2023 - 29th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Cryptology and Information Security, Proceedings. Guo, J. & Steinfeld, R. (eds.). Springer, p. 139-171 33 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 14438 LNCS).

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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    • On Derandomizing Yao’s Weak-to-Strong OWF Construction

      Brzuska, C., Couteau, G., Karanko, P. & Rohrbach, F., 4 Nov 2021, Theory of Cryptography: 19th International Conference, TCC 2021, Raleigh, NC, USA, November 8–11, 2021, Proceedings, Part II. Nissim, K., Waters, B. & Waters, B. (eds.). Springer, p. 429-456 28 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 13043).

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

      Open Access
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