Radboud University, The Netherlands.
Lejla Batina

After obtaining her PhD in 2005 Lejla Batina was a postdoctoral researcher at the COSIC group, at K.U. Leuven 2006 - 2009. Her PhD was on hardware implementations of PKC and side-channel security. In Aug. 2009 she joined the Digital Security (DS) group of the Computing Science Department at the Radboud University Nijmegen as an assistant professor. Since 2014 she is an associate professor within the same group and she is still a part-time researcher at COSIC. She has chaired RFIDSec09 and CHES 2012 (as general co-chair), served at 60+ program committees and gave around 30 invited talks at conferences and summer schools. Since 2012 she is in the steering committee of RFIDSec, chairing it since 2014. Lejla Batina was a program co-chair of CHES2014 together with Matt Robshaw and she sits in the steering committee of CHES since 2011. Her research interests include: side-channel attacks and countermeasures as well as arithmetic/protocols for public-key lightweight crypto. She has published over 90 refereed papers in journals and conferences (H-index 30). She actively participates in several European and national projects.

Atwater Kent Laboratories, Worcester, MA, USA.
Thomas Eisenbarth

Thomas Eisenbarth is an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at WPI with a collaborative appointment in the Department of Computer Science. His research interests include embedded systems security, efficient and secure implementation of cryptographic algorithms, as well as side channel attacks and countermeasures on embedded systems and cloud systems. Before joining WPI he spent two years at the Center for Cryptology and Information Security (CCIS) at Florida Atlantic University. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany where he worked as a member of the Horst Goertz Institute for IT Security.
Eisenbarth received the National Science Foundation CAREER award and the ORAU Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award in 2011. With Prof. Cetin Koc, he co-organized the Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems Conference (CHES) in 2013, in Santa Barbara, California. He currently serves as a member of the CHES steering committee. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Embedded Systems Letters, where he co-edited a Special Issue on Embedded System Security in 2014. Eisenbarth isa member of the IEEE and the International Association of Cryptologic Research (IACR) professional societies.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Virginia Tech, USA
Patrick Schaumont

Patrick Schaumont is an Associate Professor in Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. He received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 2004, and the MS degree in Computer Science from Ghent University in 1990. From 1992 to 2000 he was a staff researcher at IMEC, Belgium. From 2001 until 2005 he was a graduate-level and post-doctoral researcher at UCLA. He joined Virginia Tech in 2005. From 2012 to 2014 he served as Director for the Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (CESCA) at Virginia Tech. In 2014-15 he is a visiting researcher at the National Institute for Information and Telecommunications Technology (NICT) in Japan. His research interests are in design and design methods of secure, efficient and real-time embedded computing systems. He served as program co-chair for several conferences in this field, including CHES, HOST, WESS and RFIDsec. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2007. He received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012, and was named Dean's Faculty Fellow in 2013.

COSIC,Heverlee, Belgiƫ.

Ingrid Verbauwhede

Ingrid Verbauwhede is a full professor at the COSIC research group, KU Leuven, Belgium. She is also an adjunct professor at the EE department of UCLA, USA. She performs research in design and design methods for security applications. Her ability to cross the gap between algorithm and protocol development and actual implementation in hardware, software and embedded systems has been widely recognized. She has been invited to give tutorials and guest lectures on this topic, including the IEEE Circuits and systems distinguished lecturer program and the 2007 ISSCC special sessions program. She has been a member of the program committee and was the 2007 program chair of CHES (Cryptographic hardware and embedded systems) workshop. She was the program chair of IEEE FDTC (Fault Diagnosis and Tolerance in Cryptography) in 2010. She was the general chair of CHES (Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems) in 2012. In 2012, she was also the program chair of the RFIDSecurity (RFIDSEC) security conference.
Ingrid Verbauwhede is a Fellow of IEEE and member of Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB).
More information about her research can be found at


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