I am currently a security research scientist at Intel Labs. Before, I worked as a security researcher at IAIK, Graz University of Technology. After finishing my master studies in information and computer engineering at Graz University of Technology in 2013 with distinction, I joined the IAIK as a PhD student to research the security of embedded computing devices. I finished my PhD studies in 2018 as well with distinction (sub auspiciis praesidentis) with my thesis titled "Side-Channel Resistance and Pairing-based Cryptography for the Internet of Things".
My current research interests cover implementation security topics, such as (speculative) side-channel attacks, fault attacks, and their countermeasures, cryptographic implementations and protocols, and security architectures involving memory encryption, secure code execution and isolation techniques, remote attestation, and protection of intellectual property. My work encompasses finding security vulnerabilities in state-of-the-art security concepts and computing architectures, the design of efficient security architectures, the secure implementation of both hard- and software components, the evaluation of our prototypes, and the transfer of research results to future products.