Dr Veronika Kuchta

Lecturer

Mathematics
Faculty of Science
v.kuchta@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69727

Overview

Veronika Kuchta received her Diploma degree in Mathematics at the Heidelberg University in Germany in 2010. She reseived her PhD in applied cryptography at the University of Surrey, United Kingdom in 2016. She worked as a postdoc at the Universite libre de Bruxelles in Belgium from 2016-2018. From 2018 till 2020 she has been a Research Fellow at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Since December 2020 she has joined The University of Queensland, School of Mathematics and Physics as a lecturer in mathematical cryptography. Her research interst focus on the different areas of mathematical cryptography, post-quantum cryptography and its applications to the real-world.

Research Interests

  • Cryptography
    My main research interest is in the construction of post-quantum cryptographic primitives which are resistant to quantum-attacks. I am also interested in their applications to the real world such as blockchain.
  • Mathematics
    I am interested in the foundational and applied aspects of mathematics in relation to cryptography.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosphy, University of Surrey

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Kuchta, Veronika, Sakzad, Amin, Steinfeld, Ron and Liu, Joseph K. (2021). Efficient lattice-based polynomial evaluation and batch ZK arguments. 27th International Conference on Selected Areas in Cryptography, SAC 2020, Halifax, NS, Canada, 21-23 October 2020. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-81652-0_1

  • Esgin, Muhammed F., Kuchta, Veronika, Sakzad, Amin, Steinfeld, Ron, Zhang, Zhenfei, Sun, Shifeng and Chu, Shumo (2021). Practical post-quantum few-time verifiable random function with applications to algorand. 25th International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC), Virtual, 1-5 March 2021. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-64331-0_29

  • Kuchta, Veronika, Sakzad, Amin, Stehle, Damien, Steinfeld, Ron and Sun, Shifeng (2020). Measure-rewind-measure: tighter quantum random oracle model proofs for one-way to hiding and CCA security. Annual International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques, Zagreb, Croatia, 10-14 May 2020. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-45727-3_24

  • Zhang, Xinyu, Liu, Joseph K., Steinfeld, Ron, Kuchta, Veronika and Yu, Jiangshan (2019). Revocable and linkable ring signature. International Conference on Information Security and Cryptology, Nanjing, China, 6-8 December 2019. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-42921-8_1

  • Zolotavkin, Yevhen and Kuchta, Veronika (2019). Incentives for harvesting attack in proof of work mining pools. 24th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, ESORICS 2019, Luxembourg, 23-27 September 2019. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-29959-0_34

  • Alberto Torres, Wilson, Kuchta, Veronika, Steinfeld, Ron, Sakzad, Amin, Liu, Joseph K. and Cheng, Jacob (2019). Lattice RingCT V2.0 with multiple input and multiple output wallets. 24th Australasian Conference, ACISP 2019, Christchurch, New Zealand, July 3–5, 2019. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-21548-4_9

  • Kuchta, Veronika, Anand Sahu, Rajeev, Saraswat, Vishal, Sharma, Gaurav, Sharma, Neetu and Markowitch, Olivier (2018). Anonymous yet traceable strong designated verifier signature. 21st Information Security Conference, ISC 2018, Guildford, United Kingdom, 9-12 September 2018. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-99136-8_22

  • Sharma, Gaurav, Kuchta, Veronika, Anand Sahu, Rajeev, Ellinidou, Soultana, Markowitch, Olivier and Dricot, Jean-Michel (2018). A twofold group key agreement protocol for NoC based MPSoCs. 16th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust, PST 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 28-30 August 2018. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/PST.2018.8514117

  • Sharma, Gaurav, Ellinidou, Soultana, Kuchta, Veronika, Anand Sahu, Rajeev, Markowitch, Olivier and Dricot, Jean-Michel (2018). Secure communication on NoC based MPSoC. 14th International EAI Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, SecureComm 2018, Singapore, 8-10 August 2018. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-01704-0_23

  • Gerard, Francois, Kuchta, Veronika, Anand Sahu, Rajeev, Sharma, Gaurav and Markowitch, Olivier (2018). Fully homomorphic distributed identity-based encryption resilient to continual auxiliary input leakage. 15th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications, ICETE 2018, Porto, Portugal, 26-28 July 2018. Setúbal, Portugal: SciTePress. doi: 10.5220/0006832200410052

  • Abel Alberto Torres, Wilson, Steinfeld, Ron, Sakzad, Amin, Liu, Joseph K, Kuchta, Veronika, Bhattacharjee, Nandita, Man Ho Au, Alan and Cheng, Au (2018). Post-quantum one-time linkable ring signature and application to ring confidential transactions in blockchain (Lattice RingCT v1.0). 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy, ACISP 2018, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 11-13 July 2018. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-93638-3_32

  • Sharma, Gaurav, Sahu, Rajeev Anand, Kuchta, Veronika, Markowitch, Olivier and Bala, Suman (2018). Authenticated group key agreement protocol without pairing. 19th International Conference on Information and Communications Security (ICICS), Beijing, China, Dec 06-08, 2017. CHAM: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-89500-0_52

  • Kuchta, Veronika, Sharma, Gaurav, Sahu, Rajeev Anand and Markowitch, Olivier (2018). Multi-party (leveled) homomorphic encryption on identity-based and attribute-based settings. 20th International Conference on Information Security and Cryptology (ICISC), Seoul South Korea, Nov 29-Dec 01, 2017. CHAM: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-78556-1_5

  • Kuchta, Veronika, Sahu, Rajeev Anand, Sharma, Gaurav and Markowitch, Olivier (2018). On new zero-knowledge arguments for attribute-based group signatures from lattices. 20th International Conference on Information Security and Cryptology (ICISC), Seoul South Korea, Nov 29-Dec 01, 2017. CHAM: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-78556-1_16

  • Kuchta, Veronika, Sharma, Gaurav, Sahu, Rajeev Anand and Markowitch, Olivier (2017). Generic framework for attribute-based group signature. 13th International Conference on Information Security Practice and Experience (ISPEC), Melbourne, Australia, Dec 13-15, 2017. CHAM: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-72359-4_51

  • Kuchta, Veronika, Sharma, Gaurav, Sahu, Rajeev Anand, Bhatia, Tarunpreet and Markowitch, Olivier (2017). Secure certificateless proxy re-encryption without pairing. 12th International Workshop on Security (IWSEC), Hiroshima, Japan, Aug 30-Sep 01, 2017. CHAM: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-64200-0_6

  • Sisiaridis, Dimitrios , Kuchta, Veronika and Markowitch, Olivier (2016). A categorical approach in handling event-ordering in distributed systems. 22nd International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), Wuhan, China, 13-16 December 2016. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/ICPADS.2016.0150

  • Kuchta, Veronika and Markowitch, Olivier (2016). Multi-authority distributed attribute-based encryption with application to searchable encryption on lattices. Mycrypt 2016: Paradigms in Cryptology – Mycrypt 2016. Malicious and Exploratory Cryptology, Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia, 1-2 December 2016. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-61273-7_20

  • Kuchta, Veronika and Markowitch, Olivier (2016). Identity-based threshold encryption on lattices with application to searchable encryption. 7th International Conference on Applications and Techniques in Information Security (ATIS), Cairns, Australia, Oct 26-28, 2016. Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-2741-3_10

  • Kuchta, Veronika and Manulis, Mark (2015). Public key encryption with distributed keyword search. INTRUST 2015: Trusted Systems , Beijing, China, 7-8 December 2015. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-31550-8_5

  • Kuchta, Veronika and Manulis, Mark (2014). Rerandomizable threshold blind signatures. INTRUST 2014: Trusted Systems, Beijing, China, 16-17 December 2014. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-27998-5_5

  • Kuchta, Veronika and Manulis, Mark (2013). Unique aggregate signatures with applications to distributed verifiable random functions. CANS 2013: Cryptology and Network Security, Paraty, Brazil, 20-22 November 2013. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-02937-5_14

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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