About Me

I have recently completed my PhD within the Security Group at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Dr. Markus Kuhn. I have now moved to the University Politehnica of Bucharest, in the faculty of Computer Science. My research interests include authentication, EMV security, applied cryptography, side-channel analysis and digital communications.

My PhD was sponsored by Google: I was 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 am a member of Darwin College, where I was the captain of the football team ( I still join them from time to time). I am also part of the Christian Orthodox society in Cambridge.

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.


Check this page for a list of my publications and my projects page to see some of my work.

I also keep this page with a few tutorials about things I came across.


I presented our paper Secure Opportunistic Multipath Key Exchange at CCS 2018. PDF. Presentation Video.

I presented our paper Back to Massey: Impressively fast, scalable and tight security evaluation tools at CHES 2017. PDF. Presentation Video.