Before joining ETH Zurich, I was a Ph.D. student in the System and Software Security Group at EURECOM in Sophia-Antipolis, under the supervision of Pr. Aurélien Francillon (co-advised by Pr. Ludovic Apvrille). During my Ph.D., I had the chance to work with Pr. François-Xavier Standaert and visit the UCL Crypto Group at UCLouvain.
I love studying the security issues that arise from the interplay of hardware, software, and radio transceivers in embedded and mobile devices. My research focuses on novel side channel attacks against wireless devices (Screaming Channels), arbitrary modulation of electromagnetic noise from software (Noise-SDR) and distance reduction attacks against UWB ranging (Ghost Peak, Time for Change). I have also worked on dynamic firmware analysis (Inception), key rank estimation (MCRank), and hardware design (internship in Arm). Recently, I have also joined the NCCR Automation and worked on CAN Bus intrusion detection (EdgeTDC).
My research was published at IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, USENIX Security, NDSS, IACR TCHES, and it was covered by The Register and Le Monde, see Publications for a complete list.
At EURECOM I helped with the Wireless Security course. In 2020 I gave an online guest lecture on this topic at VU Amsterdam. At ETH I am involved in the Security Of Wireless Networks, Information Security Lab, and System Security courses, and in the seminar on Current Topics in Information Security. I also supervise Master Theses and Semester Projects.
I hold a Ph.D. from Sorbonne Université, and a MS in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (cum laude) and from Télécom-ParisTech (Diplôme d’ingénieur). I did a 6-month internship at Arm, in the CPU design center of Sophia-Antipolis, where many Arm processors were born (e.g., Cortex-A75).
Skiing, sailing, hiking, traveling, learning languages, and designing/building radio controlled model planes (old video) are some of my interests outside work. Recently I have been fascinated with rubber-powered gyrocopters.