About Myself

I am a cryptography researcher at the Ethereum Foundation. I am generally interested in public key cryptography, with a focus on the design of trusted setup ceremonies. Much of my research has looked into the design of ceremonies for zero-knowledge proofs. More recently I have been looking into distributed key generation.

My PhD – Practical Zero-Knowledge Arguments from Structured Reference Strings (here) – was gained at University College London. My thesis was supervised by Sarah Meiklejohn and Jens Groth. Microsoft Research Cambridge supported my PhD. I was co-supervised by Markulf Kohlweiss, whom I also completed an internship with in 2017.

I am currently an editor in the ZKProof Standardization effort.

I am currently a member of the ECC Scientific Advisory Group.

In 2020 I advised Ernst and Young in their design of Nightfall.

My undergraduate degree was in Mathematics at the University of Bristol. My dissertation was on representations and special functions and was supervised by Yves Tourigny.

Here is my Google scholar page