Máté Horváth
Post-doctoral Researcher
IT Security and Cryptography Group
School of Electrical, Information and Media Engineering
University of Wuppertal
address: Rainer-Gruenter-Str. 21, 42119 Wuppertal, Germany
office: Campus Freudenberg, Buliding FME, Room 2.06
tel: +49 202 439-1086
e-mail: horvath42 (at) uni-2wuppertal (dot) de -- (humans, please remove numbers)
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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 Levente Buttyán. He obtained the PhD degree in May, 2021. Currently, he is a post-doctoral researcher hosted by Tibor Jager.

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.


  • Our analysis of WhatsApp's E2EE backup protocol was published at CRYPTO'23 (joint work with Gareth T. Davies, Sebastian Faller, Kai Gellert, Tobias Handirk, Julia Hesse, and Tibor Jager)
  • Our joint work with István András Seres and Péter Burcsi on the Legendre PRF is published in AAECC. Any feedback is welcome!
  • From January 2022, I have started a new job in the ITSC research group of Tibor Jager.
  • I have successfully defended my PhD theses! Thanks for everyone who supported me during this adventurous journey.
  • 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.