Who am I?

I am Associate Professor with HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) at the XLIM (UMR CNRS 7252 / University of Limoges -- France) laboratory since 09/2004 (with a full position since 09/2006).

Short presentation

I am chair of IFIP WG 11.2 Pervasive Systems Security [more on my professional activities].
I have been involved in more than 100 research events in different positions (PC chairs, General Chair, Publicity Chair, Editor/Guest Editor, Steering Committee member, Program Committee member, etc.).

Since 2016, I am head of the Computer Science Department of Faculty of Science and Technology (before I was vice-head since 2015).
Since 2016, I am member of the CNU 27, the French National Council of Universities for Computer Science (I was also member from 2011 to 2015).

I was holder of a premium for scientific excellence from 01/2012 to 12/2015.
In December 2013, the General Assembly of IFIP has granted me the "IFIP Silver Core award".

My research interests are related to Smart Card applications and security (at hardware and software level), RFID/NFC applications and security, Mobile networks applications and security, Sensors network applications and security, Smart home applications and security, Internet of Things (IoT) security, Cyber-Physical Systems security, security of Distributed Objects and Systems and security evaluation/certification processes.

More detailled presentation

I am currently member of the DMI department (Département Mathématiques Informatique / Mathematics and Computer Science Department -- led by Prof. Samir Adly) of XLIM.

I have been elected:

  • as head of the Computer Science Department of Faculty of Science and Technology (04/2016 and I was elected vice-head from 03/2015);
  • as member of the CNU 27, the French National Council of Universities for Computer Science which is the national authority in charge of recruiting academics and following up their careers (11/2015 until 2019 and I was also member from 10/2011 to 10/2015);
  • as representative of Associate Professors of XLIM in the council of the laboratory (01/2012).

I was holder of a premium for scientific excellence from 01/2012 to 12/2015.

I was involved in:

With Claire Darraud, I was co-responsible of the Portal for "Science and Engineering (Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry)" for the first years of the Bachelor of Science delivered by the Faculty of Science and Technology of University of Limoges until 08/2014.

I deliver lectures notes on Smart Cards, Embedded Systems Security, Certification and Secure Development to students in second year of Master in Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand and Limoges.

I obtained my Ph.D. at the University Bordeaux 1 (France) in December 2004. The subject of my thesis was on the Java Card security (development of an emulator to experiment attacks against Java Card platform and applets; modeling some security problems).
From 03/09/2001 to 02/09/2004, I worked on the Java Card security in the ITSEF (Information Technology Security Evaluation Facilities) of SERMA Technologies.
From  01/02/2006 to 31/03/2006, I was invited researcher at the ISG-SCC (Information Security Group - Smart Card Centre) of the Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL). Then, from the 01/04/2006 to 10/08/2006 I was in a postdoctoral position at the ISG-SCC of the RHUL.