I'm a 50%-time Associate Professor at I.Kant Baltic Federal University and acting head of the Lab "Mathematical methods in information security".

My research interests include practical and theoretical cryptanalysis of lattice-based primitives. I also like to apply quantum techniques to speed up cryptanalytic algroithms for solving problems that underlie lattice- and code-based schemes.

I received my PhD from Ruhr University Bochum at the Chair of Cryptology and IT Secturity, advised by Prof. Dr. Alexander May. Then I was a PostDoc at ENS Lyon in AriC team supervised by Prof. Dr. Damien Stehlé.

Programme Committees

ANTS2020 Crypto2020 PQCrypto2020 AsiaCrypt2019

E-mails: elenakirshanova [at] gmail [dot] com


  • On the smoothing parameter and last minimum of random orthogonal lattices
    Elena Kirshanova, Huyen Nguyen, Damien Stehlé, Alexandre Wallet
    In Designs, Codes and Cryptography
  • Quantum Algorithms for the Approximate k-List Problem and their Application to Lattice Sieving
    Elena Kirshanova, Erik Mårtensson, Eamonn W. Postlethwaite, Subhayan Roy Moulik
    In AsiaCrypt'19
  • The General Sieve Kernel and New Records in Lattice Reduction
    [Source Code]
    Martin R. Albrecht, Léo Ducas, Gottfried Herold, Elena Kirshanova, Eamonn W. Postlethwaite, Marc Stevens
    In EuroCrypt'19
  • Improved Quantum ISD arXiv PQCrypto version [Maple file for Table1]
    Elena Kirshanova
  • Speed-ups and Time–Memory Trade-Offs for Tuple Lattice Sieving
    [Maple file for tables]     Slides
    Gottfried Herold, Elena Kirshanova, Thjis Laarhoven
    In PKC'18
  • Learning With Errors and Extrapolated Dihedral Cosets     Slides
    Zvika Brakerski, Elena Kirshanova, Damien Stehlé, and Weiqiang Wen
    In PKC'18
  • Improved Algorithms for the Approximate k-List Problem in Euclidean norm
    Gottfried Herold, Elena Kirshanova
    In PKC'17
  • On the Asymptotic Complexity of Solving LWE
    Gottfried Herold, Elena Kirshanova, Alexander May
    In Designs, Codes and Cryptography, Jan.'17
  • Parallel implementation of BDD enumeration for LWE [Source Code]
    Elena Kirshanova, Alexander May, Friedrich Wiemer
    In ACNS'16
  • Proxy re-encryption from lattices
    Elena Kirshanova
    In PKC'14

    (!) A bug in the proof is fixed by X.Fan and F.H.Liu

  • Thesis: Complexity of the Learning with Errors Problem and Memory-Efficient Lattice Sieving
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Alexander May