I am a PhD student within the Security Group at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge. My supervisor is Dr. Markus Kuhn and my research interests include authentication, payment protocols security (EMV in particular), applied cryptography, hardware security (side-channel analysis in particular) and digital communications.
My research is sponsored by Google and I am a recipient of the Google European Fellowship in Mobile Security. I've been a Google intern in the summer of 2011. In 2009-2010 I have done the MPhil in Advanced Computer Science within the Computer Laboratory, and previous to that I've been working as a research assistant at IRIT in Toulouse (France) with Romulus Grigoras and Vincent Charvillat within the Vortex team.
I was born in Madrid, Spain and I did my undergraduate at the University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania. During that time I won the Windows Embedded Student Challenge 2006 (now part of Imagine Cup) with my colleagues from Politehnica.