Bor de Kock

Hi! My name is Bor and I'm a PhD Student at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. My project is focused on post-quantum cryptography and I mostly work on key exchange, but I am also interested in other applications of (post-quantum) cryptography.


Some papers out there: And my Master's Thesis:

Previous education

I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands

In Spring 2018 I received a Master of Science degree from Eindhoven University of Technology

Although I initially started a broad computer science bachelor, I have specialized myself in the field of information security. During my CS master I took a lot of mathematical courses and gradually moved towards the field of cryptography. Both my research project at UPenn and my thesis project are focused on crypto, and are floating somewhere in between the fields of computer science and mathematics.

Other activities

At TU Eindhoven I have been an elected member of the departmental council (at the department of Mathematics and Computer Science) and the university council, for student party Groep-één. At NTNU in Trondheim I was an elected member of the faculty board (at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electical Engineering).

I was on the provincial board of Jonge Socialisten in de PvdA, the youth organization of the Dutch Labour Party and have been involved in GEWIS, the student union for mathematicians and computer scientists, where I have also served as a full-time board member for a year. When I'm not talking about math or politics I play classical music, for instance at symphony orchestra Ensuite or Studentersamfundets Symfoniorkester.


Mail: firstname @ this domain, or bor.restofmyname @ PGP ID: 44985A89

Office: NTNU Gløshaugen, Elektro B220.

Twitter: @BordeKock

LinkedIn: /in/BordeKock (but I really like my job).