Pihla Karanko

Pihla Karanko


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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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    • 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).

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