Bor de Kock

PhD candidate in Post-Quantum Cryptography

Hi! My name is Bor and I'm a PhD candidate 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, specifically key exchanges.

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.

Work experience

While studying I've mostly worked in jobs related to education and communication: e.g. as a teaching assistant, student ambassador for TU/e, mentor of first-year students, organizer of project days for high school students, copywriter for startups and much more. As remarked above I have held internship positions at UPenn and TNO.


Throughout my studies in Eindhoven I have been involved in university politics. I have been a member of several committees and sounding boards, and I have been an elected member of both the departmental council (at the department of Mathematics and Computer Science) as well as the university council, for student party Groep-één.

Next to that I 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. I played in student symphony orchestra Ensuite and am a member of AEGEE.


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

Office: NTNU Gløshaugen, Elektro A262. Phone: +47 73559827

Feel free to follow me on Twitter (often in Dutch, sometimes in English). I am also active on LinkedIn, but please note that I am not interested in recruitment offers.