Eike Kiltz

Grantee Professor Eike Kiltz

Eike Kiltz is a member of the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security and one of the speakers of the CASA Cluster of Excellence.

Eike Kiltz studied mathematics at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, where he also completed his PhD in 2004. He then spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego, before moving to the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica in Amsterdam in 2005. He remained there until 2010, when he accepted a professorship at Ruhr University Bochum. Eike Kiltz has won the Best Paper Award of the renowned IACR EUROCRYPT conference four times. He is one of the speakers of the Cluster of Excellence Cybersecurity in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries (CASA) that is based at Ruhr University. In addition to other third-party funding, he was already awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2013 and received funding through a Sofja Kovalevskaja Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation from 2010 to 2014.

Basic Cryptographic Research With Practical Relevance

Practical applications are often complex and mathematically messy – which is why theoretical research has often dealt with problems that have nothing to do with real-world situations. Eike Kiltz hopes to change that.


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