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 June 2001 and June 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 March 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
September 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
(IACR's flagship workshop on cryptographic hardware).
In June 2011, he has been awarded a Starting Independent Research Grant
by the European Research Council.
His research interests include digital electronics, FPGAs and
cryptographic hardware, low power implementations for constrained environments
(RFIDs, sensor networks, ...), the design and cryptanalysis of symmetric cryptographic
primitives, physical security isssues in general and side-channel analysis in particular.
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