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Lattice-based cryptography, zero-knowledge proofs, privacy-preserving protocols, blockchain protocols

20152020

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Biography

Muhammed completed his PhD study at Faculty of Information Technology (FIT), Monash University in May 2020 and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at FIT.

Research interests

Muhammed's research is focused around cybersecurity and lies at the intersection of Mathematics and Computer Science. In particular, he is interested in lattice-based cryptography, a promising candidate for quantum-safe cryptography, and its applications in solving real-life problems. Blockchain protocols are amongst the focused applications.

Supervision interests

Interested in supervision of students seeking a higher degree research in cryptography and/or blockchain protocols.

Monash teaching commitment

Muhammed has had various teaching roles including tutor, admin tutor and lecturer of the following units:

  • FIT5163 Information and Computer Security
  • FIT5124 Advanced Topics in Security
  • FIT2093 Introduction to Cyber Security

Education/Academic qualification

Cybersecurity, Doctor of Philosophy, Dept of Software Systems & Cybersecurity

Award Date: 12 May 2020

Research area keywords

  • Cybersecurity
  • Cryptography
  • Lattice-Based Cryptography

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Research Output

  • 6 Conference Paper
  • 1 Article

MatRiCT: efficient, scalable and post-quantum blockchain confidential transactions protocol

Esgin, M. F., Zhao, R. K., Steinfeld, R., Liu, J. K. & Liu, D., Nov 2019, CCS'19 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security. Wang, X. & Katz, J. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 567-584 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Lattice-based zero-knowledge proofs: new techniques for shorter and faster constructions and applications

Esgin, M. F., Steinfeld, R., Liu, J. K. & Liu, D., 2019, Advances in Cryptology – CRYPTO 2019 : 39th Annual International Cryptology Conference Santa Barbara, CA, USA, August 18–22, 2019 Proceedings, Part I. Boldyreva, A. & Micciancio, D. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 115-146 32 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; vol. 11692 ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Short lattice-based one-out-of-many proofs and applications to ring signatures

Esgin, M. F., Steinfeld, R., Sakzad, A., Liu, J. K. & Liu, D., 2019, Applied Cryptography and Network Security: 17th International Conference, ACNS 2019 Bogota, Colombia, June 5–7, 2019 Proceedings. Deng, R. H., Gauthier-Umaña, V., Ochoa, M. & Yung, M. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 67-88 22 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; vol. 11464 ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

RingCT 3.0 for blockchain confidential transaction: shorter size and stronger security

Yuen, T. H., Sun, S-F., Liu, J. K., Au, M. H., Esgin, M. F., Zhang, Q. & Gu, D., 2020, Financial Cryptography and Data Security: 24th International Conference, FC 2020 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, February 10–14, 2020 Revised Selected Papers. Bonneau, J. & Heninger, N. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 464-483 20 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 12059 ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

On analysis of lightweight stream ciphers with keyed update

Kara, O. & Esgin, M. F., 1 Jan 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Computers. 68, 1, p. 99-110 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)