Gabrielle De Micheli

About Me

I am a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania working with Nadia Heninger. Currently, I am focusing on the mathematical aspects of applied cryptography. My work lies at the intersection of Mathematics and Cryptography, with particular research interests in the Number Field Sieve (NFS) algorithm, Zero-knowledge proofs and ideal lattices. I am interested in both attacks and defenses with a particular interest in using mathematical techniques for obtaining a better understanding of the security properties of commonly used cryptographic primitives in real-world applications.

Here is a link to my CV.


September 2016 - Current PhD in Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
October 2016 Master of Mathematics, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Sept 2015 - Jan 2016 Master Thesis, Imperial College, London, UK
July 2014 Bachelor of Mathematics, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Contact Information

Address Distributed Systems Lab
3300 Walnut St
Philadelphia PA,
Email gmicheli[at]

Fields of Interest

Applied Cryptography, Security, Algebra, Geometry (Riemannian Geometry), General Relativity


  • 2013 Spring Semester (EPFL) - General Phyiscs II

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