R&D Group Manager at Signify Research
Europe in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Professional certifications: Certified
Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
and IAPP Certified Information Privacy Technologists
Domain expert in IoT Security, Security
architectures, Network security, Security protocols,
Efficient SW/HW implementations of
crypto-primitives, Physically Unclonable Functions
Ph.D. from Horst Görtz Institute for IT
Security, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, in the
area of Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) for
Leading the IoT Security group at
Signify Research in Netherlands.
The IoT Security group is a
central competence team working closely
with Signify's consumer and professional
business units to:
and support the development of secure
connected lighting systems like Hue,
Interact and LiFi.
and drive security topics in multiple
external IoT standards and regulations
like Zigbee, BLE, IETF, CHIP and
CEN/CENELEC that is relevant for Lighting
and validate security of Signify's
connected products with a focus on Zigbee
mitigations as part of security incident
the creation of internal security
processes, procedures and guidelines.
knowledge networking with academia on
longer term IoT security research topics
knowledge sharing and security trainings
through Security Special Interest Group
security supplier scouting at vendor
events and validation of their claims.
front-end innovation activities on secure
architectures for IP-based networked
lighting control systems for Lighting
business. Also participated in the security
standardization activities of the Internet
of Things (IoT) in the Thread Group,
Fairhair Alliance and IETF. Multiple patent
filings in this area.
Working as domain expert in applied
security. My research focussed on IP
protection and anti-counterfeiting of
electronic devices using Physcially
Unclonable Functions (PUFs). Also closely
assisted the PUF related business initiative
IntrinsicID. Multiple patent filings and
academic papers in this area.
Main research in the area of Elliptic Curve
Cryptography (ECC) for constrained devices.
Also worked extensively on other areas of
applied cryptography including efficient
software and hardware implementations. As a
research assistant my main responsibilities
were industry projects with Sun
Microsystems, California, USA and Infineon
Technologies, Munich, Germany.
Specialization in Cryptography
Thesis: "Crypto Accelerator for IPsec on ARM
Advisor: Prof. Vikram M. Gadre