Postdoc at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitat Rovira i Virgili and Unesco Chair in Data PrivacyCarla Ràfols has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Barcelona. From 2004 to 2011 she was part of the Mathematics Applied to Cryptography Group at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona). She was a postdoc at the CRISES research group and the Unesco Chair in Data Privacy at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain. She is currently a postdoc at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. Her research interests are public-key cryptographic protocols, with a special focus in functional encryption, distributed cryptographic protocols and hard-core predicates.