I am a Lead Cryptographer at Technology Innovation Institute. Also I am a 50%-time Lecturer at I.Kant Baltic Federal University and a researcher at the Lab "Mathematical methods in information security". The Lab works in cooperation with Ruhr University Bochum under the joint RFS-DGF grant.

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

AsiaCrypt2022 PQCrypto2022 ANTS-XV 2022 AsiaCrypt2021 Crypto2021 PQCrypto2021 ANTS2020 Crypto2020 PQCrypto2020 AsiaCrypt2019

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


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