Markku-Juhani O. Saarinen


I’m a cryptographer – one of those people who professionally build and sometimes break cryptosystems. Here’s a recent CV and a clickable list of publications.

Since January 2023, I have been a Professor of Practice (työelämäprofessori) at Tampere University, associated with the Network and Information Security Group (NISEC) and the SoC HUB.

I joined PQShield Ltd. in September 2018 as we were starting this University of Oxford spin-out where we build Post-Quantum Cryptography solutions.

PQCrypto 2024

I’m the Program Co-Chair (with Daniel Smith-Tone) of PQCrypto 2024, which will be held at the University of Oxford Mathematical Institute on June 12-14, 2024. Here’s a one-page call for papers, with submission deadline January 19, 2024. We will post more details closer to the event.

CHES 2024 Artifact Evaluation

I’m the Artifact Chair of IACR CHES 2024. Authors of papers accepted to CHES 2024 / Transactions of Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (TCHES) are invited to submit artifacts associated with their papers, such as software or datasets, for review, in a collaborative process between authors and the artifact review committee.

Recent Research and Presentations (2021-)