Before joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), I was a Post Doctoral Associate at the University of Florida (from 2018-2020) and at the Telecom Innovation Laboratories/Technical University of Berlin (from 2017-2018). I defended my dissertation with the title “On the Learnability of Physically Unclonable Functions” at the Technical University of Berlin, with an overall grade of “distinction” (= summa cum laude). For my dissertation, I was awarded the BIMoS Ph.D. Award 2018 and nominated by the Technical University of Berlin for ACM Dissertation Award. My research focuses on interdisciplinary approaches covering two main angles of hardware security, namely machine learning, and cryptography, for design and evaluation of security-critical hardware. My research has been funded by European Union (Horizon 2020 and Seventh Framework Program), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. To contributing to our community, I have served as a reviewer for IEEE and ACM journals as well as a technical program committee member of the Conference on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES, 2020-2021), Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL, 2020), Design, Automation, and Test in Europe Conference (DATE 2021), and Conference on Security, Privacy and Applied Cryptography (SPACE 2020), to name a few.

My Erdős number is 3.