Professor in Computer Science, University of Rennes 1
Pierre-Alain Fouque received his Ph.D. from University Paris 7 and did his research at Ecole Normale Superieure in 2001. Then, Fouque worked as an engineer at DCSSI, a French Government Administration in information system security for 2 years. He has also been an Assistant Professor at Ecole Normale Superieure for 10 years, and now, he is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at University of Rennes 1. He has supervised 10 Ph.D. students whom 5 have already defended their thesis. His research subjects are mainly focused on cryptanalysis of symmetric function or in side-channel attacks. He has also introduced differential cryptanalysis in multivariate cryptography.