Nina Bindel

   Technische Universität Darmstadt
   Fachbereich Informatik
   Kryptographie und Computeralgebra
   Gebäude S2|02              
   Hochschulstraße 10
   64289 Darmstadt, Germany

   Raum S2/02 B212

   Tel:  06151/16-20667   Fax: 06151/16-6036

   eMail: nbindel(a-t),  GPG-Key: 0xB3B64F78


Research Interests

  • Lattice-based cryptography, in particular lattice-based signatures
  • Provable security
  • Side-channel and fault analysis of lattice-based primitives


Lectures and Seminars

  • Post-Quantum Kryptographie, SoSe 2015
  • Post-Quantum Kryptographie II, WiSe 2015/2016
  • CROSSING Research Seminar, Oktober 2014 - Dezember 2015
  • Kryptopraktikum, WiSe 2015/2016
  • Post-Quantum Kryptographie, SoSe 2016
  • Post-Quantum Kryptographie, SoSe 2017

Finished and Ongoing Theses

Student Projects

  •  Hong Linh Thai and Christian Klos, Integration of Lattice-Based Signature Schemes to GnuPG (How-To), [GitHub]

Pre-Prints and Publications

Warning: In November 2016 Gus Gutoski and Christopher Peikert independently informed us about a flaw in the security reductions presented in the papers corresponding to the schemes TESLA and ring-TESLA. As far as we can tell, the flaw does not lead to any actual attack against the two schemes. Moreover, the (non-tight) reduction proposed by Bai and Galbraith is not affected. Thus, the security of the schemes is not in question. However, the specific instantiations proposed for ring-TESLA and TESLA are, currently, not supported by any formal security argument. We are working on a fix and will update the papers as soon as possible.

  • Lattice-Based Signature Schemes and their Sensitivity to Fault Attacks; Nina Bindel, Johannes Buchmann, Juliane Krämer; 04/2016; IEEE Conference Publications, proceedings of FDTC 2016[eprint] [proceedingsversion]
  • Comparing Apples with Apples: Performance Analysis of Lattice-Based Authenticated Key Exchange Protocols; Nina Bindel, Johannes Buchmann, Susanne Rieß; 08/2016; in Submission; [pdf] [software]
  • Verschlüsselung und die Grenzen der Geheimhaltung (German); Johannes Buchmann, Nina Bindel; 2016; Beitrag für den Band zum Jahresthema "Leibniz: Vision als Aufgabe" der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften; [pdf] [Jahresband]
  • Estimation of the Hardness of the Learning with Errors Problem with a Restricted Number of Samples; Markus Schmidt and Nina Bindel; 02/2017; [eprint] [software]


  • TESLA: Tightly-Secure Efficient Signature Scheme from Standard Lattices, Workshop, The Mathematics of Modern Cryptography, Berkeley, USA, 06/2015
  • Towards Practical and Provably Secure Lattice-Based Signatures, Workshop, CrossFyre 2015, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 11/2015
  • An Efficient Lattice-Based Signature Scheme with Provably Secure Instantiation, Conference, AfricaCrypt 2016, Fés, Morocc, 04/2016
  • Towards Practical Lattice-Based Signature Schemes, Seminar, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada, 06/2016
  • Lattice-Based Signature Schemes and their Sensitivity to Fault Attacks, Workshop, FDTC 2016, Santa Barbara, USA, 08/2016



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