Short interview with Dr. Fabio Campos

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On November 13, 2023, Dr. Fabio Campos was appointed interim professor for Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Design Computer Design Media of Hochschule RheinMain (RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, HSRM). Born in Brazil, Campos came to Germany to study computer science. After successfully completing his degree, he held various IT and process management positions, including leadership roles. At the same time, he completed a part-time master’s degree in computer science with a theoretical focus. From 2018 to 2023, Fabio Campos completed his doctorate on “Isogeny-based key agreement – Optimizations, secure implementation, and applications” at Radboud University Nijmegen.

What aspect of your research fascinates you the most?

First and foremost, I am fascinated by the collaboration with international researchers and the influence of research on the future design of digital security. I also appreciate that my field of research, post-quantum cryptography, is relatively young and therefore very dynamic.

What does “good teaching” mean to you?

Good teaching is characterized by interactivity and activation, encourages student participation and integrates them into current research projects.

What did you want to be growing up?

I fit the stereotype and, as a Brazilian, I wanted to be a soccer player for Flamengo Rio de Janeiro for a long time.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

A lot of my free time has to do with music: I play the guitar, go to concerts and enjoy samba dancing with friends. I also play sports and enjoy cooking.