Invited Speakers

Shivam Bhasin

Shivam Bhasin is a Sr. Research Scientist and Principal Investigator at PACE Labs, Nanyang Technical University Singapore since 2015. His research interests include embedded security, trusted computing and secure designs. He received his PhD from Telecom Paristech in 2011, Master's from Mines Saint-Etienne, France in 2008 and Bachelor's from UP Tech, India in 2007. Before NTU, Shivam held position of Research Engineer in Institut Mines-Telecom, France. He was also a visiting researcher at UCL, Belgium (2011) and Kobe University (2013). He has co- authored several publications at recognized journals and conferences. Shivam served in TPCs of several conferences, regularly reviews journal/ conference articles and presented multiple invited seminars/tutorials in prestigious venues. Some of his research now also forms a part of ISO/IEC 17825 standard. He is also part of ESP Pvt Ltd, a budding start up on Hardware Security.

Asaf Ashkenazi

Vice President, IoT security products, Rambus Security Division Asaf Ashkenazi is a vice president for IoT security products at Rambus Security division. In this role, Asaf is responsible for the product definition, strategy and marketing of Rambus IoT security products. Asaf brings more than 15 years of security experience to the organization, spanning product management, business development and various engineering roles throughout his career. Prior to joining Rambus, Asaf oversaw product management for all of the security products at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. Asaf began his career at Motorola Semiconductor where he developed hardware security modules. Previously, Asaf served as Chief Security Architect at Freescale Semiconductor (now NXP), and has served as board member of the FIDO alliance. Asaf holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and has been granted 10 U.S. patents for security architectures and solutions.

Dr. Victor Lomné

Victor Lomné holds a master in cryptology and computer security from the University of Bordeaux (France), and a PhD in microelectronics from the University of Montpellier (France). Then he worked during almost 7 years for the ANSSI (French cybersecurity agency), as technical expert in the hardware security lab. He has been later postdoctoral researcher at the LIRMM (the laboratory of computer science, robotics, and microelectronics of the University of Montpellier). He is now the founder and the CEO of NinjaLab, a French company specialized in embedded systems security. His research interests include embedded systems security, cryptographic implementations and side-channel and fault attacks. He also published more than 20 papers in this field, and has been a program committee member of CHES, SAC, COSADE and CARDIS and program chair of FDTC.

Mike Hamburg

Mike Hamburg studied computer science and mathematics at Harvard, and worked on a cryptography project there under Michael Rabin. He studied cryptography under Dan Boneh at Stanford, where he worked on a broad range of topics but especially pairings. Now he work at Rambus Cryptography Research, where he work on secure embedded processors and research projects on the side. he has done research in elliptic curves, embedded security, and now on postquantum cryptography. Most of my papers can be found at

Karim Tobich

Karim Tobich holds a master degree in mathematics, a French engineer degree in Microelectronics, Computers & Automatics systems and a PhD in Automatics & Microelectronics Systems all from the University of Montpellier (France). He has been working for almost 10 years in the hardware security field for different companies like STMicroelectronics or ORIDAO. Since 2014, he is working for UL-TS (Underwriter Laboratory-Transaction Security) division as a hardware technical leader, leading strategic projects development for UK and Singapore Labs. Defining and proposing R&D strategies for both short and long term innovation to ensure the Security Labs are at the state of the art. His research and innovation interests include side-channel attacks and fault injection attacks (IR laser, blue laser, EMFI, FBBI,…).

Yuval Yarom

Yuval Yarom is a Research Associate in the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide, where he leads the computer- and information-security research area. His main research interests are computer security and applied cryptography, with a current focus on microarchitectural side-channel attacks and defences. He obtained his MSc from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Adelaide. Prior to resuming his academic interests, Yuval has spent several years in the industry, including being the VP of Research at Memco Software and co-founding

Ingrid Verbauwhede

Professor, K.U.Leuven, Belgium, 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).

Gary Kenworthy

Gary Kenworthy is a Technical Director at Rambus Cryptography Research. He is currently focused on simplifying the workflow for validation and verification of side channel resistant designs, and serves as Product Manager for their DPA Workstation product. At Rambus, Mr. Kenworthy investigates EM and RF vulnerabilities on cryptographic systems, and develops software and systems to support that research. His experience covers many aspects of signal processing, communication, cryptanalysis, adaptive filters, and location finding. Prior to joining Cryptography Research, he served as Chief Technical Officer of Signami, LLC, which provided signal analysis software and hardware, collection systems, and consulting to the U.S. Department of Defense. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University..

Harry Halpin

Dr. Harry Halpin at Inria is the project co-ordinator of the NEXTLEAP project to create decentralized secure messaging protocols and mix-networking systems resistant to traffic analysis even from a global passive adversary. Before joining Inria in 2016, he was a member of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Team as part of CSAIL at MIT, where he led security standardization on the Web since 2012. He founded and led the Web Cryptography Working Group, which produced the widely-implemented Web Crypto API that works across all major browsers. He also started the Web Authentication Working Group to replace passwords with cryptographic authentication in co-ordination with the FIDO Alliance. He resigned in protest from the W3C after the W3C began standardization of DRM in the form of Encrypted Media Extensions, due to W3C's lack of desire to defend security researchers against laws that restrict research on DRM. He received his Ph.D. in Informatics from University of Edinburgh and has authored over 50 peer-reviewed papers in areas ranging from the formal verification of Web APIs to machine-learning. He has also chaired workshops and conferences ranging from IEEE Security and Privacy on the Blockchain to ACM Web Science.For more details, you can view his profile at

Thomas Eisenbarth

Thomas Eisenbarth is a Professor at the Institute for IT Security at University of Lübeck and an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at WPI. Thomas 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. He spent two years at the Center for Cryptology and Information Security (CCIS) at Florida Atlantic University. In 2012 he joined the ECE Department and Vernam lab at WPI. Since 2017 he serves as Director Institute for IT Security at University of Lübeck. His research interests include system security, applied cryptography, side channel attacks and countermeasures.

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