Daniel Günther won First Prize at CAST IT Security Award 2018


Daniel Günther with his work on “Valiant’s Universal Circuit – Towards a Modular Construction and Implementation” won the first prize among three finalists in the category “Best Bachelor Thesis” at the CAST IT Security Award 2018. The results of his thesis were published at ASIACRYPT'17.

In total, four finalists from TU Darmstadt were awarded with prizes:

  • Daniel Günther (ENCRYPTO): 1st Prize (Bachelor Thesis)
  • Dennis Mantz (SEEMOO): 2nd Prize (Master Thesis)
  • Aidmar Wainakh (TK): 5th Prize (Master Thesis)
  • Kristiyan Dimitrov (GRIS): 6th Prize (Master Thesis)

CAST e.V. awards these prizes for outstanding theses by young IT security researchers. Nominated works contain innovative ideas, interesting results, novel views, and directions for current and relevant topics in IT security.

CAST IT Security Award 2018 Winners from TU Darmstadt: Daniel Günther (ENCRYPTO), Aidmar Wainakh (TK), Kristiyan Dimitrov (GRIS), Dennis Mantz (SEEMOO) (from left to right). Photograph: Daniela Fleckenstein.