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, EMV security, applied cryptography, side-channel analysis 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.