computer architectures for secret-key and public-key cryptography,
reconfigurable computing and applications in cryptography,
cryptographic processors and coprocessors,
modular and Galois field arithmetic architectures,
tamper resistance on chip and board level,
smart card attacks and architectures,
efficient algorithms for embedded processors,
special-purpose hardware for cryptanalysis,
true and pseudorandom number generators,
cryptography in wireless applications.
Ç.K. Koç is with the Information Security Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331. E-mail: email@example.com.
C. Paar is with the Lehrstuhll Kommunikationssicherheit, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany.
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Çetin K. Koç received the PhD (1988) and MS (1985) degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and the MS (1982) and BS (1980, summa cum laude) degrees in electrical engineering from Istanbul Technical University. He is a full professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oregon State University, which he joined in 1992. He is the founder and director of the Information Security Laboratory at Oregon State University. In 2001, he received the OSU College of Engineering Research Award for Outstanding and Sustained Research Leadership. Between 1988 and 1992, he was on the faculty of the University of Houston. Professor Koç's research interests are in security, cryptography, computer arithmetic, finite fields, and high-speed computing. He is the cofounder (together with Christof Paar) of the Workshop on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES). He is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. He has been working as a consulting engineer with research and development interests in cryptography and high-speed computing in constrained environments for several organizations and companies, including Intel and RSA Security. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Information Theory Society, and International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).
Christof Paar received his first degrees in electrical engineering from the Fachhochschule of Cologne and the University of Siegen, Germany, in 1988 and 1991, respectively. In 1994, he received the PhD degree in engineering from the Institute for Experimental Mathematics at the University of Essen, Germany. From 1995-2001, he was first an assistant and later an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). At WPI, he headed the Cryptography and Informations Security Group and received a US National Science Foundation CAREER award for investigating cryptographic algorithms on FPGAs. Since 2001, he has held an endowed chair for communication security at the University of Bochum, Germany. He is one of the two founding members of the EUROBITS Center of Excellence for IT Security in Bochum. In 1999, he cofounded, together with Çetin Koç, the Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES) Workshop series. His research interests include computer architectures for asymmetric and symmetric ciphers, reconfigurable hardware, side channel attacks, and security in ad hoc networks. He is a member of the IEEE, ACM, and IACR.