Sebastiaan de Hoogh, Master's in Industrial and Applied Mathematics, now doing a PhD at TU/e

Sebastiaan de Hoogh, Master's in Industrial and Applied Mathematics, now doing a PhD at TU/e

'As a pupil, I thought: mathematics is fun, but what can you do with it? A great deal, as I now know. I graduated in cryptography, a brilliant example of applied mathematics. I carried out research at the University of Sydney into how software that users download can be secured using hash functions and cryptographic signatures.

As both the degree program and Eindhoven as a student city appealed to me, I am currently studying for my PhD at TU/e. I am conducting my research within a European project, in which we investigate how companies in a production chain are able coordinate their processes and schedules without disclosing business secrets. That is also a question of security and therefore one involving cryptography, an exciting mix of innovative theory and applied science.'