Dr.-Ing. Pascal Sasdrich

  • Postdoc - Chair Security Engineering
  • Former Assistant - Chair Embedded Security
Sasdrich, Pascal


Lehr­stuhl für Security Engineering
Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum
Fa­kul­tät für Elek­tro­tech­nik und In­for­ma­ti­ons­tech­nik
Uni­ver­si­täts­str. 150
44780 Bo­chum

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(+49)(0)234 / 32 - 25734
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  • Since 10/2019: Post-doctoral researcher
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  • 2018-2019: Hardware Security Engineer
    Rambus, Cryptography Research Division, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2013-2018: PhD in IT-Security/Information Technology
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  • 2012-2015: M.Sc. in IT-Security/Information Technology
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  • 2009-2012: B.Sc. in IT-Security/Information Technology
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany


  • Hardware Security
  • Secure Processor Design
  • Computer-Aided Security
  • Security-by-Design


SILVER - Statistical Independence and Leakage Verification

David Knichel, Pascal Sasdrich, Amir Moradi - 26th Annual International Conference on the Theory and Application of Cryptology and Information Security, ASIACRYPT 2020, December 6-10, 2020.

Concurrent Error Detection Revisited – Hardware Protection against Fault and Side-Channel Attacks

Jan Richter-Brockmann, Pascal Sasdrich, Florian Bache, Tim Güneysu - The 15th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2020), August 25 - August 28, 2020, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Low-Latency Hardware Masking with Application to AES

Pascal Sasdrich, Begül Bilgin, Michael Hutter, Mark E. Marson - IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (TCHES), Volume 2020, Issue 2

Exploring RFC 7748 for Hardware Implementation: Curve25519 and Curve448 with Side-Channel Protection

Pascal Sasdrich, Tim Güneysu - Journal of Hardware and Systems Security, December 2018, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 297–313

Protecting Triple-DES Against DPA - A Practical Application of Domain-Oriented Masking

Pascal Sasdrich, Michael Hutter - 9th International Workshop on Constructive Side-Channel Analysis and Secure Design, COSADE 2018, Singapore, April 23-24, 2018.

Threshold Implementation in Software - Case Study of PRESENT

Pascal Sasdrich, Rene Bock, Amir Moradi - 9th International Workshop on Constructive Side-Channel Analysis and Secure Design, COSADE 2018, Singapore, April 23-24, 2018.

Bit-Sliding: A Generic Technique for Bit-Serial Implementations of SPN-based Primitives

Jérémy Jean, Amir Moradi, Thomas Peyrin, Pascal Sasdrich - Work­shop on Cryp­to­gra­phic Hard­ware and Em­bed­ded Sys­tems, CHES 2017, Taipei, Taiwan, September 25 – 28, 2017.

Cryptography for Next Generation TLS: Implementing the RFC 7748 Elliptic Curve448 Cryptosystem in Hardware

Pascal Sasdrich, Tim Güneysu - 54. Design Automation Conference, DAC 2017, Austin, TX, USA, June 18-22 2017.

Hiding Higher-Order Side-Channel Leakage - Randomizing Cryptographic Implementations in Reconfigurable Hardware

Pascal Sasdrich, Amir Moradi, Tim Güneysu - RSA Conference Cryptographers’ Track, CT-RSA 2017, San Francisco, February 14-17 2017.

The SKINNY Family of Block Ciphers and its Low-Latency Variant MANTIS

Christof Beierle, Jérémy Jean, Stefan Kölbl, Gregor Leander, Amir Moradi, Thomas Peyrin, Yu Sasaki, Pascal Sasdrich, Siang Meng Sim - In­ter­na­tio­nal Cryp­to­lo­gy Con­fe­rence - CRYP­TO 2016, Santa Bar­ba­ra, Ca­li­for­nia, USA, Au­gust 14 - 18, 2016.

A Grain in the Silicon: SCA-Protected AES in Less than 30 Slices

Pascal Sasdrich, Tim Güneysu - 27th Annual IEEE International Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors, ASAP 2016, London, United Kingdom, July 6-8 2016, to appear

White-Box Cryptography in the Gray Box - A Hardware Implementation and its Side Channels

Pascal Sasdrich, Amir Moradi, Tim Güneysu - 23rd International Conference on Fast Software Encryption, FSE 2016, Bochum, Germany, March 20-23 2016

Implementing Curve25519 for Side-Channel-Protected Elliptic Curve Cryptography

Pascal Sasdrich, Tim Güneysu - ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS) - Special Section on the 2014 International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing, Volume 9, Issue 1, November 2015, Article No. 3, ACM New York, NY, USA

Affine Equivalence and its Application to Tightening Threshold Implementations

Pascal Sasdrich, Amir Moradi, Tim Güneysu - 22nd International Conference on Selected Areas in Cryptography, SAC 2015, Mount Allison University Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, August 12-14 2015

Achieving Side-Channel Protection with Dynamic Logic Reconfiguration on Modern FPGAs

Pascal Sasdrich, Amir Moradi, Oliver Mischke, Tim Güneysu - IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust, HOST 2015, McLean, VA, USA, May 5-7, 2015

Side-Channel Protection by Randomizing Look-Up Tables on Reconfigurable Hardware - Pitfalls of Memory Primitives

Pascal Sasdrich, Oliver Mischke, Amir Moradi, Tim Güneysu - 6th International Workshop on Constructive Side-Channel Analysis and Secure Design, COSADE 2015, Berlin, Germany, April 13-14, 2015

THOR - The hardware onion router

Tim Güneysu, Francesco Regazzoni, Pascal Sasdrich, Marcin Wójcik - 24th In­ter­na­tio­nal Con­fe­rence on Field Pro­gramma­ble Logic and Ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons Mu­nich, Ger­ma­ny; Sep­tem­ber 2 - 4, 2014

Efficient Elliptic-Curve Cryptography using Curve25519 on Recon figurable Devices

Pascal Sasdrich, Tim Güneysu - Reconfigurable Computing: Architectures, Tools, and Applications - 10th International Symposium, ARC 2014, Vilamoura, Portugal, April 14-16, 2014