Gildas Avoine

Gildas Avoine is a professor of information security and cryptography at INSA Rennes (France) and he performs his research at IRISA (France). He is also a member of the Institut Universitaire de France and an invited professor at the UCL in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium).

At IRISA, he is the co-leader (jointly with Prof. Pierre-alain Fouque) of the research group on Embedded Security and Cryptography (EMSEC).

Previously, he was postdoctoral researcher at the MIT (USA) hosted by Ron Rivest in the CSAIL, and at the EPFL (Switzerland) in the LASEC headed by Serge Vaudenay, where he obtained a PhD degree in cryptography. Previously, he studied at the University of Caen (France) where he received a Bachelor degree in mathematics and Bachelor and Master degrees in computer science.


Address for my teaching activities:
INSA Rennes
20, Avenue des Buttes de Coesmes
CS 70839
Building 18, Office 021
F-35708 Rennes Cedex 7

Phone: +33 2 23 23 82 57
Address for my research activities:
IRISA Rennes
Campus universitaire de Beaulieu
263 Avenue du Général Leclerc
CS 74205
Building F, Office 421 (red floor)
35042 Rennes Cedex

Phone: +33 2 99 84 25 61

Research Interests

My research activities relate to cryptography and information security, especially (but not only) cryptographic protocols. My recent works addressed cryptanalytic time-memory trade-offs, distance-bounding protocols, memory carving in ubiquitous devices, and browser fingerprinting.

Teaching Activities

  • Cryptography Engineering, INSA Rennes, France.
  • Network and Security, INSA Rennes, France.
  • Cryptographic devices, ENSTA ParisTech, France.
  • Secured Systems Engineering, UCL Belgium.