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.