Mariarosaria Barbaraci

Ph.D. student

Mariarosaria Barbaraci

Cryptology and Data Security Group
Institute of Computer Science
University of Bern
Neubrückstrasse 10
3012 Bern, Switzerland

Office 115


I’m a second-year PhD student in the Cryptology and Data Security Group at the University of Bern.

My research interests explore distributed cryptography and its practical integration in real-world systems, with a specific emphasis on blockchain technology. Currently, as part of my research project I’m actively contributing to the development of Thetacrypt, a distributed service that aims at offering threshold cryptography on-demand.

Additionally, I’m interested about practical challenges related to distributed cryptographic protocols (such as DKG and random beacon) in an asynchronous and Byzantine setting.

Prior to joining UniBe, I graduated in Computer Engineering at Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II. I did my master thesis on adversary emulation tools and NLP techniques on how to automatically extract CTI (Cyber Threat Intelligence) from unstructured text in collaboration with DESSERT Lab.