Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Xin YeXin Ye

Ph.D. November 2014, Side Channel Leakage Analysis – Detection, Exploitation and Quantification.
Xin received his B.S. in information and computational science from Anhui University in 2008 and M.S. in Mathematics from Florida Atlantic University in 2012. He continued his graduate studies at Vernam Lab at WPI, where he graduated with a Ph.D in November 2014. Xin’s research interest includes side channel analysis methods and security evaluation for embedded crypto systems. He is now an Automotive Security Analyst with Ford Motor Company.

Yin Huyinhu

Ph.D. May 2013, Improving the Efficiency of Homomorphic Encryption Schemes.
M.Sc., An efficient scheme to provide real-time memory integrity protection.
Yin Hu received his bachelors degree in 2007 with a double major in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from Shanghai Jiaotong University and his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Yin Hu’s research interest includes security in cloud computing, memory authentication and homomorphic encryption with current focus on the homomorphic encryption. He is currently with Laserfiche, CA.

Chenguang Yangchenguang

Ph.D. May 2014, Security in Voice Authentication.
Chenguang Yang received his Bachelors degree in 2004 major in Electrical Engineering and Automation at Beihang university. He received his M.S. in 2008 in Software and Microelectronics Engineering at Peking University. He is currently a Ph.D. student at Vernam Lab. His research topic is security issue on voice authentication systems. Specifically, he focuses on analyzing entropy of human voice and designing attack scheme against voice authentication systems. Chenguang Yang is currently with Systems, Boxborough, MA.

Deniz Karakoyunlu32fc3d9

Ph.D. May 2010, Efficient Side-Channel Aware Elliptic Curve Cryptosystems over Prime Fields.
Deniz received his BSc degree in Microelectronics Engineering from Sabanci University in July, 2004. He is currently with Marvel Semiconductors, Marlborough, MA.

Kahraman Akdemirkda3

Ph.D. May 2010, Error Detection Techniques Against Strong Adversaries.
M.Sc. May 2007, Wavelength conversion using reconfigurable photonic crystal MEMS/NEMS structures.
Kahraman received his B.Sc. degree in Microelectronics Engineering from Sabanci University in July, 2004 and M.Sc. degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His research interests include cryptographic hardware design, side-channel attacks, fault intolerance, and secure control unit design. He is currently with Intel Corporation, Bay Area, CA.

Ghaith Hammourigh

Ph.D. June 2008, Cryptographic Primitives from Physical Variables.
Ghaith was born in Jordan and went to school there. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a double major in Physics from the University of Hartford. He also received his Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the same university.
Currently Ghaith Hammouri is serving as the CEO of Simtix Corporation.

Erdinc Ozturkimages

Ph.D. December 2008, Efficient and Tamper-Resilient Architectures for Pairing Based Cryptography.
M.Sc. May 2005, Low Power Elliptic Curve Cryptography.
Erdinç Öztürk received his BS degree in Microelectronics from Sabancı University in 2003. He received his MS degree in Electrical Engineering in 2005 and PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2009 from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His research field was Cryptographic Hardware Design and he focused on efficient implementations for Identity Based Encryption Schemes. After receiving his PhD degree, he worked at Intel in Massachusetts for almost 5 years as a hardware engineer, than he joined Istanbul Commerce University as an assistant professor. He is currently the department head of the Electrical-Electronics Engineering program at Istanbul Commerce University. His research interests include hardware implementations for Homomorphic encryption schemes, efficient implementations supporting very-large integer arithmetic, physical unclonable functions and lightweight and fault-tolerant cryptographic applications.

Selcuk Baktirselcuk

Ph.D. May 2008, Frequency Domain Finite Field Arithmetic for Elliptic Curve Cryptography.
M.Sc. May 2003, Efficient Algorithms for Finite Fields, with Applications in Elliptic Curve Cryptography.
Selcuk Baktir is currently an Assistant Professor at Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey. His research interests include Applied Cryptography and Information Security, Smart Grid Security, Cloud Security, Security and Privacy for the Internet of Things, Computer and Network Security, Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Finite Field and Computer Arithmetic, Data Compression and IC Trust.

Gunnar Gaubatzgg

Ph.D. May 2007, Tamper Resistant Arithmetic for Public Key Cryptography.
M.Sc. May 2002, Versatile Montgomery Multiplier Architectures.
Gunnar Gaubatz is now with Xilinx Inc., San Jose.


Jens-Peter Kapskaps-gmu

Ph.D. Dissertation Cryptography for Ultra-Low Power Devices.
Jens-Peter Kaps is currently an Associate Professor at George Mason University. His GMU website can be accessed here. His research interests include Side-channel and fault attacks and analysis, Ultra-low-power cryptographic hardware design, Computer arithmetic, Efficient cryptographic algorithms and Computer and network security.

Kaan Yuksel377deb0

M.Sc. May 2004, Universal Hashing for Ultra-Low-Power Cryptographic Hardware Applications.
Kaan Yuksel is currently with the Broad Institute Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.

Colleen Marie O’Rourkeorourke

M.Sc. May 2002. Efficient NTRU Implementations.
Colleen O’Rourke is now with General Dynamics C4 Systems, Needham, MA.