TU Wien Informatics


I joined the Security and Privacy group as a University Researcher in August 2021. My research interests include cryptocurrencies, blockchain interoperability and scalability, off-chain protocols and decentralized finance (DeFi).

Before starting my PhD at TUWien, I have been working for 9 months as a Salesforce developer at Deloitte Digital, Milan, Italy. After my Bachelor in Physics, I have done my Master in Nuclear and Particle Physics at the University of Pavia, Italy. I graduated in 2019 with the thesis Analysis of the pi0 photoproduction in the Delta(1232) region.


  • Distributed Key Generation with Smart Contracts using zk-SNARKs / Sober, M., Max Kobelt, Scaffino, G., Kaaser, D., & Schulte, S. (2023). Distributed Key Generation with Smart Contracts using zk-SNARKs. In SAC ’23: Proceedings of the 38th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (pp. 231–240). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.34726/4523
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