François Dupressoir



I am a lecturer in Secure Systems at the University of Surrey. My research revolves around proving cryptographic and side-channel security properties of concrete realizations and implementations of cryptographic primitives and protocols, in the presence of partial compromise. This involves tackling problems in modelling adversaries and systems, designing and applying proof methodologies and verification tools, and generally finding less tedious ways of verifying complex properties of important (but not vast) quantities of code. Before this, between 2012 and 2016, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the IMDEA Software Institute, working mainly with Gilles Barthe, Pierre-Yves Strub and Benjamin Grégoire (Inria Sophia-Antipolis -- Méditerranée) on the design and development of techniques and tools for the formalisation of cryptographic proofs, and on leveraging the increased automation such automated reasoning tools provide to carry out such proofs on implementations and in stronger adversary models. Prior to that, I received a PhD from the Open University on the 23rd of April 2013, for my dissertation on "Proving Cryptographic C Programs Secure with General-Purpose Verification Tools". It was written under the supervision of Andy Gordon, Jan Jürjens and Bashar Nuseibeh, and was supported by a Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship. I spent most of my PhD time at the MSR lab in Cambridge, with some stays in other Microsoft Research labs research centres (in Aachen and Redmond).

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