Francois-Xavier Standaert was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1978.
He received the Electrical Engineering degree and PhD degree from the
Universite catholique de Louvain, respectively in 2001 and 2004.
In 2004-2005, he was a Fulbright visiting researcher at
Columbia University, Department of Computer Science, Network Security Lab
and at the MIT Medialab, Center for Bits
and Atoms. In 2006, he was a founding member
of IntoPix s.a. From 2005
to 2008, he was a post-doctoral researcher of the UCL Crypto Group and a
regular visitor of the two aforementioned laboratories. Since
2008, he is associate researcher of the Belgian Fund for
Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS)
and professor at the UCL Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics
In 2010, he was program co-chair of CHES
(which is the flagship workshop on cryptographic hardware).
In 2011, he was awarded a Starting Independent Research Grant
by the European Research Council.
In 2016, he has been awarded a Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council.
From 2017 to 2020, he will be board member (director) of the International
Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)
His research interests include cryptographic hardware and embedded systems, low power implementations for constrained environments
(RFIDs, sensor networks, ...), the design and cryptanalysis of symmetric cryptographic
primitives, physical security issues in general and side-channel analysis in particular.
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