Simon Merz is currently a Ph.D. Student at Royal Holloway, University of London. Prior to joining the Information Security Group there, Merz completed a B.Sc. in mathematics at the Free University of Berlin (2016) and graduated from both the M.Sc. in pure mathematics at Imperial College London (2017) and the M.Sc. in mathematics and foundations of computer science at the University of Oxford (2018). His research interests are centered around but not limited to cryptography. He is particularly interested in the analysis of post-quantum primitives.