Project Manager

Kalikinkar Mandal
Research Assistant Professor (Oct 2017 - ) and Project Manager, lightweight crypto and cloud security

Current Students, Post-Doc Fellows and Scholars

Radi Abubaker
MASc student (May 2017 - ), physical layer security
Gangqiang Yang
Post-doc Fellow (Feb 2017 - ), Hardware implementations of lightweight crypto engine for RFID applications
Marat Sattarov
MASc student (Fall 2016 - ), implementation of authentication and integrity check for RFID systems
Dongxu Ma
Exchange Ph.D student (Sep 2016 - Aug 2018) from Xidan University, sequence design for communication and security
Chuyi Liu
MASc student (Fall 2016 - ), key distribution and management in MIMO ad-hoc networks
Morgan He
MASc student (Fall 2016 - ), integration of compression algorithm with FHE
Riham AlTawy
NSERC Post-Doc Fellow (Fall 2016 - ), security in constrained devices
Raghvendra Rohit
Ph.D student (Fall 2016 - ), lightweight Cryptography
Yunjie Yi
MASc stduent (Fall 2016 - ), physical layer security
Ahmed Ayoub
PhD student (Fall 2015 - ), lightweight hardware security modules (supervisor: Prof. Mark Aagaard)
Meng Yang
MASc student (Fall 2015 - ), Integrated crypto compression security module (supervisor: Prof. Guang Gong)
Khaled Nassar
Part-time MASc student (Spring 2015 - ), system security analysis, (supervisor: Prof. Guang Gong)
Nusa Zidaric
PhD student (Winter 2015 - ), WG ciphers and hardware security module, (co-supervisors: Prof. Mark Aagaard and Prof. Guang Gong)
Yao Chen
PhD student (Fall 2014 - ), efficient fully homomorphic encryption

Collaborating Faculty

Professor Scott Vanstone
Professor Bosco Leung
Joint projects on truly random sequence generators

Past Students, Post-Doc Fellows and Scholars

Kalikinkar Mandal
Post-Doc Fellow (July 2016 - Sep 2017) and Project Manager, lightweight crypto and cloud security
Xuan He
Exchange Ph.D student (Oct 2016 - Sep 2017) from Univ. of Elec. Sci. & Tech. of China (UESTC), LDPC code and applications to crypto compression
Gangqiang Yang
PhD student, (Fall 2012 - Fall 2016) (co-supervisor: Prof. Mark Aagaard). Thesis: Optimized Hardware Implementations of Lightweight Cryptography
Amir Vakili
Post-Doc Fellow (July 2016 - March 2017), formal verification of cryptographic protocols
Hayssam El-Razouk
Post-Doc Fellow (Oct 2015 - Sep 2016), hardware module of integrated encryption and compression
Valentin Suder
Post-Doc Fellow (Jan 2015 - Sep 2016), cryptanalysis and data security. Currently at University of Versailles St-Quentin (France), LMV, France
Qiao Liu
Exchange PhD student (Sep 2014 - Aug 2016), MIMO security
Yin Tan
ORF Project Manager and Research Associate (Sep 2014 - Sep 2015), cryptographic functions and cryptanalysis. Currently with Huawei, Waterloo
Teng Wu
PhD student (Sep 2011 - Sep 2015). Thesis: On Message Authentication in 4G LTE System. Currently at Amazon, Toronto
Bo Zhu
Post-Doc Fellow (Feb 2015 - Jul 2015), big data security in cloud systems. Currently at Google, California
Bo Zhu
PhD student (Sep 2010 - Jan 2015). Thesis: Analysis and Design of Authentication and Encryption Algorithms for Secure Cloud Systems
Fei Huo
PhD student (Sep 2011 - Dec 2014). Thesis: Physical Layer Securities in Wireless Communication Systems. Currently, he is a Senior Engineer in QualComm
Yao Chen
Master student (Sep 2012 - Aug 2014). Thesis: More Than Error Correction: Cryptography from Codes
Nusa Zidaric
Master student (Sep 2012 - Aug 2014). Thesis: Hardware Implementations of the WG-16 Stream Cipher with Composite Field Arithmetic
Yin Tan
Research Associate (Sep 2012 - Aug 2014), cryptographic functions and cryptanalysis
Xinxin Fan
ORF Project Manager and Research Associate (Sep 2010 - Aug 2014). Currently, he works with Research Lab of Bosch, Pittsburgh, USA
Kalikinkar Mandal
Post-Doc (Sep 2013 - May 2014), random number generators and lightweight crypto for pervasive computing. Currently, he works as a post-doc fellow in the University of Washington.
Jin-Ho Chung
Visiting Assistant Professor (Apr 2013 - Feb 2014), Sequence design for communication and security. Sabbatical leave from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea
Roy Feng
Master student (May 2012 - Dec 2013). Thesis: Attack on WiFi-based Location Services and SSL using Proxy Servers
Stewart Robson
Master student, co-supervised with Prof. Bosco Leung (Sep 2011 - Aug 2013). Thesis: A Ring Oscillator Based Truly Random Number Generator
Kalikinkar Mandal
PhD student (Jan 2010 - Aug 2013). Thesis: Design and Analysis of Cryptographic Pseudorandom Number/Sequence Generators with Applications in RFID
Shasha Zhu
Master student (Sep 2011 - Aug 2013). Thesis: Fuzzy Authorization for Cloud Storage
Muhammad Khizer Kaleem
Master student (Jan 2012 - Aug 2013). Thesis: Physical Layer Approach for Securing RFID Systems
Benny Zhang
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Jan 2013 - Jun 2013), sequence design for good correlation
Shengqiang Li
Visiting Associate professor (Mar 2012 - Feb 2013), sequence design with good correlation and its applications in communications, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Zilong Wang
Post-Doc (March 2012 - Dec 2012), sequence design for good correlation
Ragugaran Puvaneswaran
NSERC URA (Fall 2012), test of interception on RFID tag signal
Yang Yang
Exchange PhD student (Fall 2010 - Spring 2012), sequence design for CDMA and OFDM
Qi Chai
Visiting researcher (January 2012 - September 2012), lightweight crypto and RFID security
Professor Arash Reyhani-Masoleh
Visiting Associate Professor (Sept. 2011 - Aug. 2012), implementation of cryptographic primitives, sabbatical leave from University of Western Ontario, Canada
Francisco Sica
Research Associate, (Feb. 2012 - Aug. 2012), security of Masked GH public-key schemes for contained resources
Professor Tongjiang Yan
Visiting Associate Professor (April 2011 - March 2012), algebraic constructions of sequences, University of Petroeum, China
Fei Huo
Master student (Sep. 2009 - Aug. 2011). Thesis: Sequences Design for OFDM and CDMA Systems
Qi Chai
PhD student (Fall 2008 - Dec. 2011). Thesis: Design and Analysis of Security Schemes for Low-cost RFID Systems
Anuchart Tassanaviboon
PhD student (Fall 2007 - Dec. 2011). Thesis: Secure Schemes for Semi-Trusted Environment
Professor Radha Poovendran
Visiting Professor (Sept - Nov 2011), wireless network security, sabbatical leave from University of Washington, USA
Honggang Hu
Research Associate (Aug 2009 - July 2011), sequences and stream ciphers
Zhijun Li
Post-Doc (Winter 2011 - Spring 2011), securing wireless sensor networks and lightweight cryptographic primitives
Shengke Zeng
Exchange PhD student (Nov. 2010 - Oct. 2011), ring signatures with its applications to network security
Professor Shaoquan Jiang
Visiting Professor (Jan. - April 2011), security formalizations for RFID systems
Zhijun Li
PhD student (Fall 2007 - Fall 2010), Thesis: Efficient Authentication, Node Clone Detection, and Secure Data Aggregation for Sensor Networks
Yiyuan Luo
Visiting PhD student (Sep. 2009 - Aug. 2010), cryptanalysis and MAC for constrained devices
Xinxin Fan
PhD student (Spring 2006 - Winter 2010), Thesis: Efficient Cryptographic Algorithms and Protocols for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Professor Hui Li
Visiting Professor (May - October 2009), secure network codes
Honggang Hu
Post-Doc (Aug. 2007 - July 2009), sequences and stream ciphers.
Hong Wen
Post-doc (Sep. 2008 - Aug. 2009 ), physical layer security
Zilong Wang
Visiting PhD student (Sep. 2008 - Aug. 2009), sequence design for good correlation
Hong Wen
Visiting researcher (Jan. 2008 - Aug. 2008), physical layer security
Yassir Nawaz
PhD student (Winter 2004 - Sep. 2007). Thesis: Design of Stream Ciphers and Cryptographic Properties of Nonlinear Functions
Katrin Hoeper
PhD student (May 2003 - August 2007). Thesis: Authentication and key exchange in mobile ad hoc networks
Nam Yul Yu
PhD student (Jan. 2004 - December 2006). Thesis: On periodic correlation of binary sequences. Post-Doc (Jan. - Aug. 2007), CDMA security and correlation
Zhijun Li
Visiting PhD student (July 2006 - June 2007), sensor network security
Professor H.Y. Song
Visiting Professor (Sept. 2006 - Feb. 2007), sequence design for CDMA communication systems, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Kishan Gupta
Post-Doc (March 2005 - Nov. 2006), the Centre of Applied Cryptographic Research, University of Waterloo
Jonathan Ng
Master student (May 2003 - Aug 2005). Thesis: Binary nonlinear feedback shift register sequence generators using trace functions
Shaoquan Jiang
PhD student (May 2001 - April 2005). Thesis: A study on security of multi-user systems and stream ciphers
Kenneth J. Giuliani
PhD student (2001 - January 2005), co-supervised with Dr. S. Vanstone. Thesis: Sequences over finite fields and elliptic curves over rings in rings cryptography
Christina Chiu
Master student (Fall - April 2005). Thesis: Search and analysis on signal sets with low multiple access interference
Amr M. Youssef
Post-Doc Fellow of the Centre of Applied Cryptographic Research, 1999-2001. Currently an Associate Professor at Concordia University
Zongduo Dai
Dec 2000, August - September 2002, Professor, Academia Sinica, Beijing, China
Hong-Yeop Song
May 2002 - Feb. 2003, Professor of Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Charles C.Y. Lam
PhD student (2000 - Jan. 2003), co-supervised with Dr. S. Vanstone. Thesis: Topics in sequence analysis and coding theory
Khoongming Khoo
PhD student (Jan 2000- Dec. 2003), co-supervised with Dr. D. Stinson. Thesis: Sequence design and construction of cryptographic Boolean functions
Susana Sin
Master student (May 2002 - April 2004), implementation of the Gong-Harn public key cryptosystem
Zhiguang Qin
March 2004 - August 2004, Professor of University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China