I received the PhD degree in the department of Computer Science at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) (Belgium) in 2015. In 2010, I received with honors (grade magna cum laude) my master degree from the same university. During my PhD thesis, I was a teaching assistant and a student doing research as part of a Machine Learning Group (MLG) and the Cryptography and Security Service (QUALSEC). The supervisors of my thesis were Professor Gianluca Bontempi and Professor Olivier Markowitch.
Currently, I'm working on a research project on authenticated encryption. The project is funded by the Brussels Institute for Research and Innovation (Innoviris). We are collaborating with the Crypto Group of the Université catholique de Louvain and with ATOS Worldline.
I'm also the cofounder of the DPA Lab, the laboratory for research into side channel attacks and countermeasures based at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
My research interest includes physical security, side-channel attacks and countermeasures.