Simran Tinani

University of Zurich


I am currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Zurich working under the supervision of Professor Joachim Rosenthal. Starting September 2021, I am, in addition, a Doctoral Fellow at the Cyber Defence Campus (CYD) of the Armasuisse. The title of my project under this fellowship is "Nonabelian Groups in Cryptography".

Research interests

Applied Algebra, Group-based Cryptography, Number Theory


  1. Simran Tinani, Joachim Rosenthal. Existence and Cardinality of k-Normal Elements in Finite Fields. Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues. Springer International Publishing, 2021 doi:10.1007/978-3-030-68869-1_15 arXiv:2003.09748
  2. Simran Tinani, Joachim Rosenthal. A Deterministic Algorithm for the Discrete Logarithm Problem in a Semigroup. (2021)[Submitted] arXiv:2101.11500
  3. Gianira N. Alfarano, Karan Khathuria, Simran Tinani. On Cyclic Matroids and their Applications . (2021)[Submitted] arXiv:2107.14214


  1. Existence and Cardinality of k-Normal Elements in Finite Fields. International Workshop on the Arithmetic of Finite Fields WAIFI 2020, Rennes, France (July 8, 2020) [Slides]


Institute for Mathematics, University of Zurich, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland.

Phone: +41 44 635 60 57/8

Email: simran(dot)tinani(at)math(dot)uzh(dot)ch