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 my bachelor's degree is 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 dev expertise then was mostly haskell ecosystem related.

Some things I have done or participated in recently1:

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

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Created: 2022-06-07 Tue 17:16