Curriculum vitae


  • Lecturer (Asisstant Professor), University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (since 2018)


  • 2003-2006 PhD, Theoretical Physics, Imperial College, UK
  • 2002-2003 Master of Advanced Study in Mathematics, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 1999-2002 BSc, Physics with Theoretical Physics, Imperial College, UK


  • 2014-2018 Research Associate, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • 2013-2014 Research Associate, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK
  • 2009-2013 Adjunct Lecturer, Technological Educational Institute of Chalkida, Greece
  • 2009-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Athens, Greece
  • 2006-2008 Postdoctoral Fellow, Raman Research Insitute, India


  • Program Committee (here)
  • Editorial Services (here)
    • Editorial Board for the Journal Quantum
    • Editorial Board for the Journal Cryptography
    • Editor for the Proceedings of PKC2020 LNCS
    • Editor for the Special Issue on Quantum Cryptography and Cyber Security
  • Other Committees (here)
    • General Chair for PKC2021, the International Conference on Practice and Theory of Public Key Cryptography 2021 (link)
    • General Chair for PKC2020, the International Conference on Practice and Theory of Public Key Cryptography 2020 (link)
    • Management Committee Member for COST Action MP1006 Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics 2012-2015 (website)
  • Reviewing (here)
    • Research Councils: EPSRC (UK), H2020 (EU), ERC (EU), NSF (US), NWO (Netherlands), FWF (Austria), NERC (Canada), SNF (Switzerland), NSC (Poland)
    • Journals and Conferences: Many including Physical Review Letters, Nature Physics, Nature Communications, New Journal of Physics, Crypto, QCrypt, EuroCrypt, STOC, LICS, QIP, TQC
  • Conference Organisation (here)


  • ISCF Feasibility Study, Noise Analysis and Mitigation for Scalable Quantum Computation (PI) NAMiSQ
  • EPSRC Quantum Computing and Simulation Hub (co-I) QCS Hub
  • EPSRC Collaborative Computational Project Quantum Computing (co-I) CCP-QC
  • DTP PhD Studentship, Nonlocal and Relativistic Protocols for Quantum Cryptography (PI), student Sean Adamson
  • DTP PhD Studentship, Comparison and benchmarking of quantum hardware with their performance on near-term quantum algorithms for post-quantum cryptanalysis (PI), student Milos Prokop
  • Past Funding (here)
    • APRF, Quantum Computing for Modern Cryptography (PI) QCMC
    • SICSA Cyber Nexus, Workshop "Cyber Security in the Age of Quantum Computing" 02/2019
    • Short Term Scientific Mission, European COST Action MP1006, Imperial College 03-04/2013
    • Personal Postdoctoral Fellowship, State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y.) of Greee 2009 - 2010
    • Personal PhD Studentship, A.G. Leventis Foundation 2003 - 2005


  • Full list (here)
  • Selected Publications (here)
    • QFactory: classically-instructed remote secret qubits preparation A. Cojocaru, L. Colisson, E. Kashefi, P. Wallden ASIACRYPT (2019)
    • Robustness and device independence of verifiable quantum computing A. Gheorghiu, E. Kashefi and P. Wallden, NJP (2015)
    • Quantum Digital Signatures without Quantum Memory V. Dunjko, P. Wallden and E. Andersson, PRL (2014)
    • A histories perspective on characterizing quantum non-locality F. Dowker, J. Henson and P. Wallden, NJP (2014)
    • Realization of Quantum Digital Signatures without the Requirement of Quantum Memory R. Collins et al (incl P. Wallden), PRL (2014) (Featured in Physics & Editors' Suggestion)
    • Free-space quantum signatures using heterodyne detection C. Croal et al (incl P. Wallden), PRL (2016)
  • Citations from Google Scholar (here)

OLDER CVs (more)

  • Short CV with publications (12/2017)
  • Detailed CV with publications (11/2015)
Mathematics Genealogy here