I have a PhD in cryptography from COSIC at the KU Leuven, Belgium. I own a Switzerland-based cryptography research lab called AS Discrete Mathematics. I am a contributor to and co-founder of the Neptune project, and an advisor to Nervos Foundation. My research interests include post-quantum cryptography, especially multivariate quadratic cryptosystems; zero-knowledge proofs; quantum algorithms and quantum cryptanalysis; theory of cryptography and provable security; mathematics of public-key cryptography; and complexity theory.
My non-professional interests include other areas of computer science such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, formal languages, logic, type theory, software security, bitcoin; as well as unrelated areas of science such as philosophy, libertarianism, Austrian economics, psychology, physics, anthropology. Once upon a time I used to practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
alan dot szepieniec at gmail dot com