Novak Kaluđerović - Kolja

About me

My name is Novak Kaluđerović. Kolja [kolya] is my nickname.

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Cybersecurity lab of University of St. Gallen.

I defended my PhD in mathematics and computer science at the LASEC lab of École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, under the supervision of Serge Vaudenay. I was formerly a member of LACAL where I was supervised by Arjen Lenstra until the lab's closure.

Previously I was a master and bachelor student of mathematics at Sapienza - Università di Roma, in Italy.


My main interests lie in secure implementations of cryptographic protocols, side-channel attacks as well as defence from side-channels, and post-quantum cryptographic protocols. I am also fond of algebraic and computational number theory, both in the theoretical and implementation domain. I am passionate about coding in C, and working on low-level and high-efficiency implementations. Further interests include the theory of quantum computing and quantum algorithms.