Marten van Dijk

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At CWI, the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands, Marten van Dijk has founded and heads the Computer Security research group. He is professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in secure and intelligent computing and research professor at the University of Connecticut. He has more than 20 years of research experience in secure computation. He acquired this experience both in academia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Connecticut) and in industry (Philips Research and RSA Laboratories). Marten van Dijk is an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to secure processor design and encrypted calculations.

He received the A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electronic Design Automation in 2015 and the Most Frequently Cited Paper Award (2000-2009), Symposium on VLSI Circuits, for his collaboration that introduced silicon Physical Unclonable Functions.

Aegis, the first single-chip secure processor that encrypts and verifies the integrity of external memory and introduced the concept of secure containers, was selected for inclusion in ‘25 years of International Conference on Supercomputing’ in 2014 and got a Test of Time Award from Intel in 2022. This concept is in widespread use in Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs), such as the Intel SGX processor, which can be found nowadays in industry.

The RAM protocol ‘Path ORAM’ received a best paper award at CCS 2013 and was selected as a 2018 Top Pick in Hardware and Embedded Security. ‘Fully Homomorphic Encryption over the integers’ was nominated for best paper award at Eurocrypt 2010 and is his most cited paper (according to Google Scholar).


2023 Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award
“For contributions to oblivious and encrypted computation.”
Learn more about the Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award