Dr. Francesco Berti

Applied Cryptography


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Francesco Berti obtained his Bachelor and Master in Mathematics at Università degli Studi of Milano (Italy) respectively in 2012 and 2015.

Then, he started in 2015 his PhD in Cryptography at Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) under the supervision of Proff. François-Xavier Standaert and Olivier Pereira. He received his PhD in “Sciences de l'ingénieur et technologie” in 2020 with the thesis “Authentication in the presence of side-channel leakage”.

Since October 2020, he has worked as Post-Doc in CAC TU-Darmstadt.

He has worked in designing leakage resilient authenticated encryption schemes (in particular, he is one of the authors of Spook, one of the Round 2 NIST proposals for the lightweight cryptography Authenticated Encryption schemes). In particular, he worked in creating the theoretical framework for authenticity in the presence of leakage and designing schemes providing authenticity in the presence of leakage and proving their security.

His current research interests include (Leakage-resilient) AE, faults attacks and masking schemes.