Sergei Skorobogatov

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Sergei Skorobogatov

Dr Sergei Skorobogatov has background in chemistry, electronics, physics and computers. He received PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge in 2005 and MSc degree in Physics in 1997. His research interests include hardware security analysis of smartcards, microcontrollers, FPGAs and ASICs. He pioneered optical fault injection attacks in 2001, which have influenced major rethink within semiconductor industry on the security protection of ICs and forced introduction of new evaluation procedures and countermeasures. Sergei's previous research has substantially improved side-channel attacks and optical fault injection attacks. His recent research set new standards on direct data extraction from EEPROM and Flash memory, while latest achievements demonstrated superior imaging capabilities of embedded memory.


His other research includes: Using Optical Emission Analysis for Estimating Contribution to Power Analysis, Back side imaging techniques, Searching for backdoors and Trojans in silicon devices, etc.