Veronika is a Research Fellow at FIT, Monash University under the mentorship of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Joseph Liu. She received a diploma degree (equiv. MSc) in Mathematics from the Heidelberg University in Germany and a PhD degree in Computer Science (Applied Cryptography) from University of Surrey, United Kingdom. From 2016-2018 she was a Post-doc researcher in the Computer Science Department at Universite libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium. Since the last 2 years she has been working on post-quantum cryptography at Monash University, Faculty of IT. She has been focusing on lattice-based zero-knowledge proofs applicable to blockchain scenarios. She has publications at top-tier conferences. Since February 2020 she is working as a group leader in the blockchain study group at Monash University.

Title of talk: Lattice-Based Zero-Knowledge Proof

Abstract: Zero-Knowledge proof is a significant tool in modern cryptography. It has the paradoxical property of proving knowledge of a secret without revealing the secret. Zero-Knowledge proofs find useful applications in blockchain and many cryptographic constructions. In this talk the main challenges of lattice-based zero-knowledge proofs and their latest developments will be discussed.