My name is Mathias Hall-Andersen, I am a CS student at the University of Copenhagen (“DIKU”). My primary interests are: cryptography, algebra, reverse engineering and anything which lies in the intersection. In my free time I play and organise CTF competitions together with the Pwnies student organisation.


Period Title Institution
2017 - 2020 Master in Computer Science University of Copenhagen
2019 (fall) Master Thesis (Contingent Payments) Aarhus University
2018 (fall) Exchange ETH Z├╝rich (D-INFK)
2017 Bachelor thesis (Linear Cryptanalysis) Technical University of Denmark
2014 - 2017 Bachelor in Computer Science University of Copenhagen


Period Title Institution
2019 (fall) Open source development, WireGuard-rs (Next-Generation Internet grant) NLnet
2019 (spring) Instructor in Proactive Computer Security University of Copenhagen
2018 (summer) Internship (Security Consultant) NCC Group, New York
(Cryptography Services)
2017 (fall) - 2018 TA in Practical Cryptology Technical University of Denmark
2017 (summer) Google Summer of Code WireGuard (Linux Foundation)
2016 (fall) Instructor in Computer Systems University of Copenhagen
2016 Student Assistant Deloitte CRS
2015 Java programmer Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken


Platform Alias
IRC rot256@freenode
Email mathias ----[---->+<]>+.
PGP Key, fingerprint: 71e1ec2b778745710667d51dae331b20b3c8a5c2



Conferences I have attended / will be attending:



  • Eurocrypt 2019 (Darmstadt)
  • TPBC 2019 (Aarhus)
  • FSE 2019 (Paris) (presenting)
  • BIU Winterschool 2019 (Zero Knowledge)
  • 35C3 : Refreshing Memories
  • Crypto 2018
  • Summercon 2018
  • Real World Crypto 2018
  • 34C3 : Tuwat
  • ECSC 2017 (contestant)
  • 33C3 : Works for me
  • Defcon 24
  • 32C3 : Gated communities