I am a PhD student in the Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) Department of EPFL, Switzerland. I am affiliated with the Security and Cryptography Laboratory (LASEC) and have been working under the supervision of Prof. Serge Vaudenay.
My current research is on lightweight cryptography where I focus on finding new circuit-level techniques to reduce circuit-size/energy/power cost of widely-deployed symmetric primitives (such as AES, SHA-family of hash functions) for resource-constrained devices. The ultimate goal is to understand what design choices make a symmetric primitive more lightweight with emphasis on energy consumption.
Recently, I have been working on the evaulation of NIST Lightweight Cryptography candidates, namely to extract fair metrics on their energy efficiency, collaborating with Subhadeep Banik and Andrea Caforio.