- Research Fellow
- Academic Research
Pooya Farshim joined IOG as a research fellow in 2022. Before this, he was an Associate Professor in Cryptography at Durham University. He obtained his PhD in Cryptography from the University of Bristol and held research positions at the École Normale Supérieure (Paris) and TU Darmstadt, Germany.
His work spans the design and analysis of practical cryptosystems (such as password-based protocols, authenticated encryption, and block ciphers), emerging systems with advanced functionalities (such as homomorphic encryption, functional encryption, and code obfuscation) as well as foundations of cryptography. His research in recent years has been particularly driven by the foundational underpinnings of highly efficient cryptosystems. As part of this, he is also interested in automating proofs of security in idealized and symbolic models of computation.