Prof. Dr. Ir. Verbauwhede is a Professor in the research group imec-COSIC of the Electrical Engineering Department of the KU Leuven in Belgium. At imec-COSIC, she leads the embedded systems and hardware group. She is also adjunct professor at the EE department at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. She joined COSIC in 2003 and UCLA in 1998. Before joining UCLA she worked at UC Berkeley as a post-doctoral researcher and visiting lecturer, and later at TCSI and Atmel Lab in Berkeley, CA. She is a Member of IACR and a fellow of IEEE. She was elected as member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts in 2011. She is a recipient of an ERC Advanced Grant in 2016. She received the IEEE 2017 Computer Society Technical Achievement Award in June 2017.
She is a pioneer in the field of efficient and secure implementations of cryptographic algorithms in embedded context on ASIC, FPGA and embedded SW. Her research group also has extensive experience with Random Number Generation and Physically Unclonable Functions. She is the author and co-author of more than 300 publications at conferences, journals, book chapters and books. She has been the general chair in 2012 and the program chair in 2007 of the IACR CHES (Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems) workshop, which is the flagship venue for secure hardware design. She has been member of the program committee of a large number of conferences, including DAC, DATE, ISSCC, Usenix, SIPS, ISCAS, ISLPED, and more.