ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering
ECE Faculty

Patrick Schaumont

Photograph of Patrick SchaumontOffice: Durham 337
Mailing Address: 302 Whittemore (0111)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Tel: (540) 231-3553
Fax: (540) 231-3362 Email: schaum

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Affiliated Research Group
Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (CESCA)

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Title: Professor


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, CA, 2004.
  • Licenciaat degree in de Informatica, University of Ghent, Belgium, 1990.
  • Industrieel Ingenieur Electronica, Industriele Hogeschool van het Rijk, Ghent, Belgium, 1988.
Teaching Interests:

Research Interests:
My research covers design and implementation aspects of security in embedded systems design. This includes secure protocols and cryptography implemented in embedded hardware and software and countermeasures against implementation attacks. I am interested in all abstraction levels of design, including circuits, hardware micro-architecture, firmware, and platform-specific software. I am also working on methodologies, with a focus on the trade-off between system performance, system cost, and system security.

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