I am a Principal Cryptographer at NXP Semiconductors based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. I work towards enabling post-quantum cryptography (PQC) for various applications, mostly in the embedded domain. This involves taking on the many challenges that post-quantum algorithms bring such as high memory consumption and run-times and immature understanding of security against side-channel analysis and fault attacks. I am also excited to integrate PQC in real-world applications, for example in the automotive and (industrial) IoT domains.
Before my time at NXP I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Digital Security group at Radboud University in the Netherlands. There I also obtained my PhD with Prof. Lejla Batina with my thesis titled Security on the Line: Modern Curve-based Cryptography. During the summers of 2016, 2017 and 2018 I was an intern in the Security and Cryptography group at Microsoft Research in Redmond. I completed Part III of the Mathematical Tripos at the University of Cambridge after receiving my BSc in Mathematics at Utrecht University.