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George Mason University

Jens-Peter Kaps

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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  • 703-993-1611 (office)
  • Nguyen Engineering Building, 3222
    4400 University Drive, MS 1G5
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Biography

Jens-Peter Kaps joined Mason after he received a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2006. He is a co-director of the Cryptographic Engineering Research Group (CERG) at the Volgenau School of Engineering. His research interests include ultra-low power cryptographic hardware design, side-channel analysis, computer arithmetic, efficient cryptographic algorithms, and ubiquitous computing. He was general co-chair for the Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems conference (CHES) in 2008 and general chair for the Special-purpose Hardware for Attacking Cryptographic Systems (SHARCS) workshop in 2012. Kaps is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).

Degrees

PhD, , Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2006)

MS, , Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1998)

BS, , Munich University of Applied Sciences (1996)

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Faculty Rank: Associate Professor

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Research

2015 - 2018 : Post-Quantum Public Key Cryptosystems. Funded by Department of Commerce (NIST)

2013 - 2017 : TWC: Option: Medium: Collaborative: Authenticated Ciphers. Funded by National Science Foundation.

2014 - 2014 : Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFS) for Unique and Robust Encryption Key Generation. Funded by McQ Inc.

2013 - 2014 : Fault Analysis of Android Devices. Funded by Riscure.

Logical Vanishability through Hybrid STTLUT Technology to Prevent Reverse Engineering. Funded by Air Force Research Laboratory

Research Interests

Cryptographic Engineering, ultra-low power cryptographic hardware design, side-channel analysis, computer arithmetic, efficient cryptographic algorithms

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