The UCL Crypto Group gathers some twenty researchers with backgrounds from microelectronics, telecommunications, computer science and mathematics.
This wide diversity of knowledge allowed the group to develop a strong expertise in cryptography but also in its applications to various security related issues, including physical attacks and countermeasures on hardware devices (smart-cards, FPGAs, ASICs), efficient implementation of cryptosystems, design and analysis of cryptosystems and protocols, elliptic curve and identity based cryptography, formal foundations of cryptography, zero-knowledge identification, privacy enhancing technologies, voting systems, spam analysis, etc.
Through strong commitment to academic research (more than 150 international publications since 2004) and its numerous collaborations with industrial partners, the UCL Crypto Group is intensively involved in the evolution of security technology, including the design of the next generation of smart-cards, sensor networks, privacy preserving systems, etc.
- François-Xavier Standaert awarded with an ERC Consolidator grant. The European Research Council will fund Pr. Standaert's research project on Security Without Obscurity for Reliable Devices (SWORD) for the 5 next years. More details here
- François-Xavier Standaert elected as IACR director. The International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) is a non-profit scientific organization whose purpose is to further research in cryptology and related fields. All IACR decisions are made by its Board of Director and Pr. Standaert has been elected for a term of three years. More details here
- Thomas Peters receives the IBM Innovation Award 2015 for his PhD thesis.
- Cryptographic Key Length Recommendation: http://www.keylength.com/
- The Safeonweb initiative by CERT.be
François Durvaux, François-Xavier Standaert, and Santos Merino Del Pozo. Towards easy leakage certification: extended version, In Journal of Cryptographic Engineering, Volume 7, pages 1 - 19, June 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13389-017-0150-0 BibTeX
Geoffroy Couteau, Thomas Peters, and David Pointcheval. Removing the Strong RSA Assumption from Arguments over the Integers, In J.-S. Coron & J.B.Nielsen, editor(s), Eurocrypt'17, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, May 2017, To appear BibTeX
Santos Merino Del Pozo, and François-Xavier Standaert. Getting the Most Out of Leakage Detection - Statistical tools and measurement setups hand in hand, Constructive Side-Channel Analysis and Secure Design - 8th International Workshop, COSADE 2017, Paris, France, April 13-14, 2017, Revised Selected Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, April 2017, to appear BibTeX
Kashif Nawaz, Dina Heidar Kamel, François-Xavier Standaert, and Denis Flandre. Scaling Trends for Dual-Rail Logic Styles against Side-Channel Attacks: a Case-Study, Constructive Side-Channel Analysis and Secure Design - 8th International Workshop, COSADE 2017, Paris, France, April 13-14, 2017, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Springer, April 2017, to appear BibTeX