Christian Schaffner

Christian Schaffner

Full Professor

UvA Informatics Institute


I am the chair of the IvI TCS group. In terms of research, I lead the QuSoft research line “Cryptography in a Quantum World”. Since September 2020, I am the chairman of Quantum.Amsterdam, an innovation hub for quantum software, technology and applications. I am the chairman of the Talent & Outreach Committee of the Quantum Software Consortium (QSC).

My research interests are Quantum Cryptography, Cryptographic Protocols, and (Quantum) Information Theory.

  • quantum cryptography
  • cryptographic protocols
  • (quantum) information theory