PhD candidate at CWI
Max Fillinger obtained a Bachelor degree in Mathematics and Philosophy at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf in 2011 and a Master in Logic at the Universiteit van Amsterdam in 2013. During his studies in Amsterdam, he developed an interest in cryptography which led to an internship and then a PhD position at the CWI Cryptology group.
Max Fillinger’s main focus is on information theoretic cryptography (in particular, multi-prover bit-commitments based on the fact that information does not travel faster than the speed of light). He is also interested in fully-homomorphic encryption.