Thijs Laarhoven

Eindhoven University of Technology


Hi, and welcome to my website! I am Thijs Laarhoven, and currently I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, in Nikhil Bansal's group. Previously I was a postdoc at IBM Research in Zurich, Switzerland, working on lattice-based cryptography in the group of Vadim Lyubashevsky. Before that I obtained my BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees at the Eindhoven University of Technology, under the inspired supervision of Benne de Weger.


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Selected publications

Below are some selected (recent) publications related to my research. A complete list of publications, with slides and code (if available), can be found under "Publications" above.

  • Optimal hashing-based time-space trade-offs for approximate near neighbors
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    Alexandr Andoni, Thijs Laarhoven, Ilya Razenshteyn, Erik Waingarten
    SODA 2017
  • New directions in nearest neighbor searching with applications to lattice sieving
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    Anja Becker, Léo Ducas, Nicolas Gama, Thijs Laarhoven
    SODA 2016
  • Finding shortest lattice vectors faster using quantum search
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    Thijs Laarhoven, Michele Mosca, Joop van de Pol
    Designs, Codes and Cryptography 2015
  • Practical and optimal LSH for angular distance
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    Alexandr Andoni, Piotr Indyk, Thijs Laarhoven, Ilya Razenshteyn, Ludwig Schmidt
    NIPS 2015
  • Sieving for shortest vectors in lattices using angular locality-sensitive hashing
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    Thijs Laarhoven
    CRYPTO 2015