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Anamaria Costache

Hi there! I am an associate professor at NTNU. Previously, I was a part-time employee at Intel. Before that, I was a postdoc at the ISG group at RHUL, working with Martin Albrecht and Rachel Player. Before that, I worked as a Research Scientist at Intel AI Research in San Diego. I completed my PhD at Bristol University, under the supervision of Nigel Smart. I am interested in privacy-preserving machine learning, fully homomorphic encryption and more broadly, computing on encrypted data, lattice-based and post-quantum cryptography. My research is in part sponsored by Intel. You can contact me at .

I completed my undergraduate and Masters degree at Warwick University, where I studied number theory with a focus on algebraic number theory. My final year dissertation was on Brauer Groups.

Away from work, I enjoy bouldering, reading and travelling.



PhD students:

I have the pleasure to supervise or co-supervise the following PhD students.


Teaching: I have taught Wireless Network Security in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Since 2024, I am teaching Applied Cryptography and Network Security. Please refer to the course page and Blackboard for lectures and learning materials.

Chairing: I was/ am program co-chair for NIKT 2019, as well as for Workshop on Encrypted Computing & Applied Homomorphic Cryptography 2022, 2023 and 2024 (WAHC).

Community Service: I have served as a program committee member for MathCrypt 2019 and 2021, Workshop on Encrypted Computing & Applied Homomorphic Cryptography (WAHC) 2020 and 2021, the Fifteenth Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium (ANTS-XV) (2022), 2023 and 2024, ACM CCS 2022 and 2023. I am on the Editorial Board for the new IACR Communications in Cryptology journal.

I have also written a number of blog posts for the Bristol Crypto Blog.