Dr. Markku-Juhani O. Saarinen Cryptographer and Security Engineer


I’m a cryptographer – a fellow who professionally builds and breaks cryptosystems. Here’s a recent CV with a clickable list of publications.

In September 2018 I will starting with PQShield Ltd. in Oxford. (A new spin-off of the Mathematical Institute, focusing on Post-Quantum Cryptography.)

Research Interests

Focus of my current research is in quantum resistant cryptography and next-generation lighweight symmetric ciphers.

ROUND5, a merger of earlier Round2 and Hila5 first-round candidates, is our official proposal in the NIST Post-Quantum Crypto Project.