Misha Volkhov


I am a third year PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, BTL/LFCS, working on zero-knowledge proofs and private smart contracts, advised by Dr. Markulf Kohlweiss. I finished MPRI master's programme in 2019, and before that got my bachelor's degree from ITMO University (CT department, 2017). I have been a part of Serokell team in 2015-2018 working on several blockchain-related projects, Cardano SL being one of the biggest. My area of software dev expertise then was mostly haskell ecosystem related.

Some things I have done or participated in recently1:

  1. Zswap: zk-SNARK Based Non-Interactive Multi-Asset Swaps; PETS 2022. Eprint 2022/1002, Talk video. F. Engelmann, T. Kerber, M. Kohlweiss, M. Volkhov.
  2. Groth-Sahai Proofs Are Not That Scary, blog post, 06/2022.
  3. Linear Relations on QAP Polynomials, blog post, 03/2021. (also here)
  4. Snarky Ceremonies: Asiacrypt 2021. Eprint 2021/219, 4th ZKProof workshop, Talk video. M. Kohlweiss, M. Maller, J. Siim, M. Volkhov.
  5. Another Look at Extraction and Randomization of Groth's zk-SNARK; Financial Cryptography 21, Eprint 2020/811, Talk video. K. Baghery, M. Kohlweiss, J. Siim, M. Volkhov.
  6. Reasoning about Privacy in Smart Contracts, blog post 02/2020.
  7. Techniques, Software, and Applications for Packed Partially Homomorphic Encryption. Preprint. Master's thesis at INRIA Paris/MPRI.

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Paper authors are sorted alphabetically in cryptography (usually), so yes, I'm always in the end of the list :shrug:

Author: Misha Volkhov

Created: 2023-01-11 Wed 21:19