Benjamin Pring


I am currently working at Bristol University in the School of Mathematics as a Heilbronn research fellow. I am interested in quantum algorithms, quantum circuit synthesis methods and computer algebra.


I completed my Mathematics BSc. at the University of Bath, during which time I attended a research internship with STOR-i. I went on to obtain my PhD in Computer Science with the Mathematical Foundations group. My supervisors during my PhD were James Davenport, Christophe Petit and John Power. My thesis was on the topic of “Cryptography against an adversary with quantum resources” and argued that the cryptographic community was overestimating the concrete resources required to attack cryptosystems with quantum search algorithms. I went on to work with Jean-Fran├žois Biasse as a postdoctoral researcher at the Mathematics and Statistics department of the University of South Florida.