I’m an Associate Professor in the Cybersecurity Section at DTU Compute in Copenhagen, Denmark. My research focus is on (applied) secure computation as well as (lattice-based) zero knowledge protocols. Furthermore, I am interested into security for machine learning and secure protocol design using public ledgers.

Before starting on this position I have been an Assistant Professor and Postdoc at Aarhus University as well as a Postdoc at Bar Ilan University, Israel. I obtained my PhD in 2016 from Aarhus University.


Peer-reviewed Publications









Peer-reviewed work outside of Cryptography


In Spring 2023 I was teaching in the Cryptography and Network Security courses at DTU.

In the Fall 2022 and 2023 I was teaching two full days about Privacy-Enhancing Technologies in the DTU Masters program for Cyber security, alongside my colleague Luisa Siniscalchi.

In the Spring 2021 term I was teaching Optimization and Complexity together with Kristoffer Arnsfelt Hansen.

In the Fall 2020 term I have been teaching some parts of the Cryptographic Computing course at AU alongside Claudio Orlandi and Peter Scholl. I have also been teaching this course in the Fall 2021.


Recently, my first PhD student Alexander Munch-Hansen graduated (co-supervised with Peter Scholl, Aarhus University). I’m now looking for new PhD students and a Postdoc!

Other Work

I’m a coauthor of the FAEST digital signature scheme which has been submitted to the ongoing NIST Post Quantum competition.

I organized a Summer School on Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning together with Bernardo David from ITU Copenhagen in 2022. Click here for more information.

I’ve been a Program Committee member of ACNS 2017, CCS 2019 Workshop on Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning, CCS 2019 Workshop on Encrypted Computing & Applied Homomorphic Cryptography ,The AAAI-20 Workshop on Privacy-Preserving Artificial Intelligence 2020 and 2021, IEEE ICME, LatinCrypt 2021, CCS 2021, ACISP 2021, PKC 2022, ACNS 2022, CRYPTO 2022, AsiaCrypt 2022.

I gave a presentation about Secure Computation in Tel Aviv in 2018. Here is a link to the video.


My work is currently funded by the DARPA SIEVE program (project FROMAGER) and a Villum Young Investigator starting grant (Project QUID-PRO).

Previously, I received funding from Open Philanthropy (project SecureDNA).


E-Mail: cabau at dtu dot dk
Twitter: @crypto_carsten
LinkedIn: carsten-baum
Office: Building 322, room 210 (DTU Lyngby Campus)