Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

1) Euclidean lattices and their application in Post Quantum Cryptography and Wireless Communication,
2) Tight security proofs in Quantum Random Oracle Model (QROM),
3) Underlying Cryptographic Primitives for Blockchains, and
4) Secure and efficient implementation of lattice-based cryptographic primitives with applications to FinTech and Energy.


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Dr. Amin Sakzad has got a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Tehran, Iran, 2011. He was a research visitor and a lecturer at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, in 2010. He was a research lecturer at AUT in 2011. Starting from Jan. 2012, he was a research fellow at Software Defined Telecommunications (SDT) Laboratory in the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University under supervision of Prof. Emanuele Viterbo. From Feb. 2015 to April 2017, he was a research fellow at Clayton School of Information Technology at Monash University under supervision of Dr. Ron Steinfeld. As of May 2017, he is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. As of July 2021, Amin is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at FIT. 

Dr. Amin Sakzad is mainly interested in applications of lattices in cryptography and wireless communications. This includes applications of Algebraic Number Theory, Diophantine Approximation and Finite Fields in physical layer network coding and security, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channels, lattice-based cryptography, and searchable encryption.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Applied Mathematics, Doctor of Philosophy, Amirkabir University of Technology

Award Date: 19 Jul 2011

Pure Mathematics, Master of Science, Amirkabir University of Technology

Award Date: 10 Jun 2007

Pure Mathematics, Bachelor of Science, Amirkabir University of Technology

Award Date: 10 Jun 2005

Research area keywords

  • Lattice Coding Theory
  • Lattice-Based Cryptography
  • Wireless Communications
  • Finite Fields
  • Searchable Encryption

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