I am a member of the Computer Science Institute at the Charles University in Prague. My research is in theoretical computer science with a focus on problems at the intersection of cryptography, game theory, and computational complexity.

I received my PhD in 2014 at the Aarhus University working in the Aarhus Crypto group supervised by Jesper Buus Nielsen.

After my PhD, I spent two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow hosted by Moni Naor at the Weizmann Institute of Science supported by the Israeli Center of Research Excellence in Algorithms. Then I was a Postdoctoral Fellow hosted by Alon Rosen for one year at the FACT center at IDC Herzliya, Israel.

My research is supported by the Neuron fund for support of science.

Open Positions

  • PostDoc:
    The Computer Science Institute of Charles University currently has several postdoc positions:[details]. Feel free to contact me directly for further information.



  • Stronger Lower Bounds for Online ORAM
    Pavel Hubáček, Michal Koucký, Karel Král and Veronika Slívová
    [current version]
  • Tortoise and Hares Consensus:
    the Meshcash Framework for Incentive-Compatible, Scalable Cryptocurrencies
    Iddo Bentov, Pavel Hubáček, Tal Moran and Asaf Nadler
    [current version]


  • Finding a Nash Equilibrium is No Easier than Breaking Fiat-Shamir
    Arka Rai Choudhuri, Pavel Hubáček, Chethan Kamath, Krzysztof Pietrzak, Alon Rosen and Guy N. Rothblum
    51st ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing - STOC 2019
    [to appear]
  • Must the Communication Graph of MPC Protocols be an Expander?
    Elette Boyle, Ran Cohen, Deepesh Data and Pavel Hubáček
    38th International Cryptology Conference - CRYPTO 2018
    [full version]
  • ARRIVAL: Next Stop in CLS
    Bernd Gärtner, Thomas Dueholm Hansen, Pavel Hubáček, Karel Král, Hagar Mosaad and Veronika Slívová
    45th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming - ICALP 2018
    [full version]
  • An Efficiency-Preserving Transformation from Honest-Verifier Statistical Zero-Knowledge to Statistical Zero-Knowledge
    Pavel Hubáček, Alon Rosen and Margarita Vald
    37th Annual International Conference on the Theory and Applications of Cryptographic Techniques - EUROCRYPT 2018
    [full version]
  • The Journey from NP to TFNP Hardness
    Pavel Hubáček, Moni Naor and Eylon Yogev
    8th Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science - ITCS 2017 (honorary invited paper)
    [full version]
  • Hardness of Continuous Local Search:
    Query Complexity and Cryptographic Lower Bounds
    Pavel Hubáček and Eylon Yogev
    28th ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms - SODA 2017
    [full version]
  • Rational Sumchecks
    Siyao Guo, Pavel Hubáček, Alon Rosen and Margarita Vald
    13th IACR Theory of Cryptography Conference - TCC 2016-A
    [full version]
  • When Can Limited Randomness Be Used in Repeated Games?
    Pavel Hubáček, Moni Naor and Jonathan Ullman
    8th International Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory - SAGT 2015
    Invited to the special issue of Theory of Computing Systems for SAGT 2014/15

    [full version] [journal version]
  • On the Communication Complexity of Secure Function Evaluation with Long Output
    Pavel Hubáček and Daniel Wichs
    6th Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science - ITCS 2015
    [full version]
  • Cryptographically Blinded Games:
    Leveraging Players' Limitations for Equilibria and Profit
    Pavel Hubáček and Sunoo Park
    15th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation - EC 2014
    [full version]
  • Rational Arguments:
    Single Round Delegation with Sublinear Verification
    Siyao Guo, Pavel Hubáček, Alon Rosen and Margarita Vald
    5th Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science - ITCS 2014
    [full version]
  • Limits on the Power of Cryptographic Cheap Talk
    Pavel Hubáček, Jesper Buus Nielsen and Alon Rosen
    33rd Annual Cryptology Conference - CRYPTO 2013
    [full version] [video]

Teaching / Výuka

Current Students

  • Veronika Slívová [PhD]
  • Seyyed Mahdi Sedaghat [PhD]

Spring 2019 (LS 18/19)

Fall 2018 (ZS 18/19)

  • Lineární algebra I + cvičení
  • Složitost pro kryptografii

Spring 2018 (LS 17/18)

Fall 2017 (ZS 17/18)