Duc Tri Nguyen

Duc Tri Nguyen

Graduate Research Assistant

George Mason University

Duc (Cothan) Nguyen is a graduate research assistant in hardware implementation of Post-Quantum Cryptography in FPGA. His research interest includes designing Post-Quantum Cryptography hardware architecture, applying deep learning to binary analysis, and NEON implementation of multiple PQC candidates. Before his Ph.D., he participated in many CTF competitions and won several national and international prizes, his tasks were to implement relevant cryptographic attack papers during competitions.

Also, he is the founder of Efiens CTF team, the top student CTF team in Vietnam.


  • Post-Quantum Cryptography
  • SIMD Cryptographic Implementation
  • Deep Learning Binary Analysis
  • Capture The Flag
  • High Level Synthesis


  • Ph.D in Hardware Implementation of Post-Quantum Cryptography, 2017-2023

    George Mason University, VA, USA

  • BSc in Computer Engineering, 2015

    Bach Khoa University, Vietnam