Research Areas: Cryptography and Embedded Security
Helena Handschuh is a Security Technologies Fellow at Rambus Inc. Her research and responsibilities include: managing the foundational security technologies team in charge of research in crypto and post-quantum crypto; research in power analysis and side-channel attacks and countermeasures; building prototypes and showcasing technology to customers, partners, and at shows and conferences; security architecture for new products and services; prototyping of new products and security standardization. She was recently appointed chairwoman of the RISC V Foundation Security Standing Committee. She was formerly a Technical Director at Cryptography Research, Inc., and Chief Technology Officer at Intrinsic-ID. She was also the manager of the Applied Cryptography and Security Group and manager of the Card Application Security team at Gemplus (now Gemalto). She is a volunteer Research Fellow at the KU.Leuven, Belgium. She was a member of the ETSI-SAGE Security Algorithms Group of Experts for 10 years; she served as an elected Officer of the IACR, the International Association for Cryptologic Research for many years and still serves on the IACR Endowment and Audit committees. Helena was appointed program chair of SAC 2004, FSE 2005, CHES 2015 and CT-RSA 2017 and serves on several conference Steering Committees. She has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and holds 18 patents in the areas of security and cryptography.
Dr. Handschuh earned an M.S. in networks and communication engineering from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees (ENSTA, Paris), an M.S. in algorithms and cryptography from the Ecole Polytechnique, and a Ph.D. in cryptography from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (ENST, Paris).