Máté Horváth
assistant research fellow
Laboratory of Cryptography and Systems Security (CrySyS)
Department of Networked Systems and Services
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
address: BME-HIT, PO Box 91, 1521 Budapest, Hungary
office: I.E. 429
tel: +36 1 463 2063, fax: +36 1 463 3266
e-mail: mhorvath (at) crysys (dot) hu
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Máté obtained his MSc diploma in computer science in the Security and Privacy program of EIT ICT Labs (called EIT Digital now) at the University of Trento (Italy) and Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary). His bachelor degree is in mathematics from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. During his PhD studies, he has been doing research in the CrySyS Lab. under the guidance of prof. Levente Buttyán. He obtained the PhD degree in May, 2021.

Research interests:

My primary interests are in cryptography, especially in public-key cryptography. I am fascinated by the open questions of securing functionalities and by the related cryptographic primitives such as indistinguishability obfuscation, functional encryption, private function evaluation etc. I am also interested in privacy problems posed by the spread of IoT devices or the advancement of machine learning. Moreover, I would like to learn more about how to solve the above problems in a post-quantum secure way.


  • I have successfully defended my PhD theses! Thanks for everyone who supported me during this adventurous journey.
  • Our joint work with István András Seres and Péter Burcsi on the Legendre PRF is now online. Any feedback is welcome!
  • Obfuscation book cover Our book on the first two generations of cryptographic obfuscation has just been published as part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science series.
    You can order the softcover or eBook version here.
    For the manuscript click here!

    Almost every book contains errors, and this one will hardly be an exception. Please let me know about any errors you find. I will maintain an errata here.