Ph.D. Student, IAIK, Graz University of TechnologyPeter Pessl is a Ph.D. student at the Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications (IAIK) of Graz University of Technology. His main research interests include side-channel analysis and efficient hardware implementations of cryptography. More specifically, his focus is on algebraic methods in SCA and lattice-based cryptography. Before starting his Ph.D. studies in 2014, he received his M.Sc. in information and computer engineering. His master’s thesis covered efficient hardware implementations of the SHA-3 hashing algorithm and elliptic-curve signature algorithms.