Technology Advisory Board

Intrinsic ID’s Technology Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of leading technologists in the field of security and cryptography.

The Intrinsic ID Technology Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of leading technologists in the field of security. Under the direction of Intrinsic ID’s CEO, Pim Tuyls, the TAB meets several times throughout the year to calibrate the strategic direction of Intrinsic ID’s security products and solutions.

Dr. Mike Beunder
Dr. Mike Beunder
SSCS Representative on the Technology Management Council, IEEE, USA

Dr. Beunder published over 30 publications and three patents. He is an associate director with Erhardt Leus & Associates, holds a number of advisory board positions as well as committee positions. Mike received his MSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1985 and his PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1989, both from Twente University, the Netherlands.

Dr. Beunder previously held positions as:

  • CEO and co-founder of Vector Fabrics in Eindhoven, the Netherlands
  • CEO at Cavendish Kinetics, The Netherlands, Manager Strategy & Marketing Design Technology at Philips Semiconductors, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Co-Founder and Vice-President of Silicon Access Networks Inc., Santa Clara, USA
  • Director Library and Process Technology, Avant!, Fremont, CA, USA
  • Director of Technology Development at COMPASS Design Automation, Sophia Antipolis, France; San Jose, CA, USA
  • Designer & Manager VLSI Design at IMS, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Design Methodologist, Philips Telecommunications, Hilversum, The Netherlands
  • Designer, VLSI Program, C.S.I.R.O., Adelaide, Australia
Prof. Dr. Christof Paar
Prof. Dr. Christof Paar
Chair for Embedded Security, University of Bochum, Germany

Christof Paar has the Chair for Embedded Security at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, and is research professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He co-founded CHES (Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems), the leading international conference on applied cryptography. His research interests include efficient crypto implementations, hardware security, and security analysis of real-world systems. He also works on applications of embedded security, e.g., in cars or consumer devices. He holds an ERC Advanced Grant in hardware security and is spokesperson for the doctoral training school SecHuman.

Christof has over 200 peer-reviewed publications and he is co-author of the textbook Understanding Cryptography (Springer, 2009). Christof is Fellow of the IEEE and the IACR and has given invited talks at MIT, Yale, Stanford, IBM Labs and Intel. Christof co-founded ESCRYPT GmbH, a leading system provider for automotive security, which is now part of Bosch.

Prof. Dr. Bart Preneel
Prof. Dr. Bart Preneel
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Preneel received a Doctorate in Applied Sciences from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) where he is currently a full professor. He was a visiting professor at several universities in Europe and a research fellow at the University of California at Berkeley. His main research interests are cryptography and information security. He has authored and co-authored more than 200 scientific publications. He is president of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research) and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cryptology and of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. He has participated in 25 research projects sponsored by the European Commission, five of these as project manager. He has been program chair of ten international conferences and he has been an invited speaker at more than 30 conferences. In 2003, he has received the European Information Security Award in the area of academic research. He is president of L-SEC (Leuven Security Excellence Consortium), an association of 70 companies and research institutions in the area of e-security.

Prof. Dr. Jean-Jacques Quisquater
Prof. Dr. Jean-Jacques Quisquater
Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium

Prof. Dr. Quisquater received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Orsay (LRI, France) and a doctorate honoris causa from Limoges. He is currently serving as the head of the UCL Crypto Group, a group of 20 researchers about cryptography. Dr. Quisquater has published around 200 papers in international conferences and journals about cryptography, security, smart cards and graph theory and has 20 patents including the so-called the GQ protocol used commercially for identification. While working for Philips, Dr. Quisquater was responsible for the first software and hardware implementation of DES and RSA in smart cards. The current cryptographic coprocessor (FAME-X) for electronic passports by NXP is derived from his work. He is member of the steering committees of many conferences including CHES, CARDIS, ESORICS and WISTP.