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I am a Professor in the Digital Security (DiS) group. I joined the institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) at the Radboud University in August 2009. Before that I was PostDoc at KU Leuven Belgium where I also got my PhD in 2005. Before that I worked as a cryptographer for Pijnenburg Securealink (later SafeNet B.V.) in The Netherlands. I got my Professional Doctorate in Engineering from TU Eindhoven in 2001.
I have received a VIDI grant from the Dutch government in 2014 to work on new side-channel analysis methods and countermeasures for secure embedded devices.
Since 2018, I am a senior member of IEEE and an Editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. I am also an AE for ACM TECS.
I was a program co-chair of CHES 2014 in Busan, Korea (the IACR flagship conference on crypto hardware and embedded systems) with Matt Robshaw and of Africacrypt 2022 with Joan Daemen. I also chaired ACMWiSec 2021 with Rene Mayrhofer (virtual).
With Stjepan Picek I was a general co-chair of EUROCRYPT 2020 (the first online IACR conference) and EUROCRYPT 2021 in Zagreb as the first hybrid IACR conference. I was general co-chair of Real World Crypto Symposium for 2021 (virtual) and 2022 (physical in Amsterdam) with Joan Daemen and Peter Schwabe.
My research interests are in applied cryptography and embedded systems security. I am looking into security and privacy of embedded (crypto) devices such as smartcards, mobile phones and IoT devices. Some of the topics I work on include implementations of cryptography, both high performance and low-cost i.e. in constrained environments. I work on implementation attacks i.e. side-channel and faults and I have a preference for curve-based cryptography (both classical and post-quantum i.e. ECC and isogeny-based).
Recently, I've been looking into machine/deep learning for security and privacy and how we can use it for side-channel analysis. Another direction we consider is to perform side-channel analysis on neural nets implementations. I'm also interested in low-cost countermeasures against all kinds of physical attacks, faults and side-channel.
- Lejla Batina, Lukasz Chmielewski, Bjorn Haase, Niels Samwel and Peter Schwabe: SoK: SCA-secure ECC in software – mission impossible? TCHES2023, Vol. 1 to appear.
- Ileana Buhan, Lejla Batina, Yuval Yarom, Patrick Schaumont: SoK: Design Tools for Side-Channel-Aware Implementations. ASIA CCS '22: Proceedings of the 2022 ACM on Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security.
- Naila Mukhtar, Lejla Batina, Stjepan Picek, Yinan Kong: Fake It Till You Make It: Data Augmentation Using Generative Adversarial Networks for All the Crypto You Need on Small Devices. Topics in Cryptology - CT-RSA 2022 - Cryptographers' Track at the RSA Conference 2022, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 13161, Springer ISBN 978-3-030-95311-9.
- 2023: IEEE S&P, NDSS, ASIACCS, TCHES, CRYPTO, CTRSA, RWC
- 2022: AFRICACRYPT -- PC co-chair, DATE -- D track chair, NDSS, CTRSA, USENIX Security, RWC, ASIACCS, CRYPTO, ASIACRYPT, ACSAC, ICCAD track chair of the Hardware security track
- 2021: DATE -- topic chair, NDSS, ACNS, CTRSA, CCS, WOOT, ESORICS, ASIACRYPT, ACSAC
- Intern. Winter School on Microarchitectural Security 2022, Paris, France, December 5-9, 2022.
- SPACE 2022 conference, Jaipur, India, December 9-12, 2022.
I am happy to work with some highly motivated PostDocs and PhD students:
- Silvia Mella
- Lukasz Chmielewski
- Leo Weissbart, PhD student (co-supervision with Stjepan Picek)
- Omid Bazangani, PhD student (co-supervision with Ileana Buhan)
- Konstantina Miteloudi, PhD student (co-supervision with Nele Mentens)
- Azade Rezaeezade, PhD student at TU Delft (co-supervision with Stjepan Picek)
- Parisa Amiri Eliasi, PhD student (co-supervision with Martha Larson)
- Mahnaz Namazi, PhD student at Leiden University (co-supervision with Nele Mentens)
- Hamidreza Tajalli, PhD student (co-supervision with Stjepan Picek)
- Asmita Adhikary, PhD student (co-supervision with Ileana Buhan)
- Vahid Jahandideh Khajeh, PhD student (co-supervision with Bart Mennink)
- Peter Horvath, PhD student (co-supervision with Ileana Buhan)
- Praveen Kulkarni, co-supervision with Stjepan Picek
- Servio Paguada
- Hulya Evkan, co-supervision with Benjamin Smith
External PhD students:
Past PhD students and PostDocs
- Antonio de la Piedra, PostDoc 2015-2016, now with Kudelski Security, Switzerland
- Ilya Kizhvatov, PostDoc 2016-2017
- Vincent Grosso, PostDoc 2016-2017, now with CNRS/Laboratory Hubert Curien, FR
- Veelasha Moonsamy, PostDoc 2015-2017, now at Ruhr University Bochum
- Joost Renes, PostDoc in 2019, now with NXP
- Estuardo Alpirez Bock, PostDoc in 2022.
- Roel Verdult, PhD in 2015
- Stjepan Picek, PhD in 2015, now associate professor at Radboud University
- Baris Ege, PhD in 2016, now with Riscure
- Anna Krasnova, PhD in 2017, now with Philips
- Louiza Papachristodoulou, PhD in 2019, now at Fontys, Eindhoven
- Lukasz Chmielewski, PhD in 2019, now PostDoc at Radboud University
- Joost Renes, PhD in 2019, PostDoc until Jan. 2020, now with NXP
- Kostas Papagiannopoulis, PhD in 2020, now assistant professor at University of Amsterdam
- Pedro Maat Massolino, PhD in 2021, now with PQShield
- Unai Rioja, PhD in 2022, now with Ikerlan
- Niels Samwel, (co-supervision with Joan Daemen and Yuval Yarom), now with PQShield
Office: Room 03.10, Mercator 1 building @ RU campus
Phone: +31 (024) 365 2076
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