Who We Are

The Cryptography Research Center (CRC) is the leading center of its kind in the GCC region and one of only a few globally that brings together theoretical and applied cryptographers. With this combination of expertise, we are able to design, analyse and implement cryptographic algorithms and protocols. As a result, we offer solutions to address the threats faced today by digital societies. 

Our cryptography experts come from top-tier academic institutions and research bodies across the world, maintaining strong ties with leading international cryptographers to the benefit of our work. In-depth technical expertise encompasses fundamental classical and post-quantum cryptography research, applied cryptography engineering, and research on theoretical and practical cryptanalytic techniques. We also draw on machine learning to enhance our research capabilities.

CRC is part of the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a UAE-based research center that aims to lead global advances in artificial intelligence, autonomous robotics, quantum computing, cryptography and quantum communications, directed energy, secure communication, smart devices, advanced materials, and propulsion and space technologies. 

We belong to the Abu Dhabi Government’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), which oversees technology research in the emirate.

What We Do

Post quantum crypto research

Post quantum crypto research

Sovereign cryptographic library

Sovereign cryptographic library

Cryptanalysis research

Cryptanalysis research

Neuromorphic computing spiking neural networks

Neuromorphic computing spiking neural networks

Confidential computing cloud encryption research

Confidential computing cloud encryption research

Quantum key distribution (authentication) quantum random number generators

Quantum key distribution (authentication) quantum random number generators

Classic and post quantum lightweight crypto composites

Classic and post quantum lightweight crypto composites

Crypto implementation on custom hardware

Crypto implementation on custom hardware

Crypto integration in national critical infrastructure

Crypto integration in national critical infrastructure

Scientific Advisory Board

We have assembled a scientific board of world-renowned cryptographers specialising in CRC’s areas of expertise.

Carlos
Prof. Carlos Aguilar
Dr. Guido Bertoni
Prof. Guido Bertoni
Dr. Tim Guneysu
Prof. Tim Guneysu
Prof. Thomas Peyrin
Prof. Thomas Peyrin
Dr. Damien Stehlé
Prof. Damien Stehlé
Our Team

Here at CRC, we’ve brought together a team of passionate minds from across the global cryptography community and from different areas of expertise. They investigate the current and future challenges of a digital society and respond to those challenges with practical solutions. 

Dr. Ray O. Johnson
Dr. Ray O. Johnson Chief Executive Officer Technology Innovation Institute and ASPIRE
Dr Najwa
Dr Najwa Aaraj
Chief Researcher
Prof. Michael Scott
Prof. Michael Scott Technical Director
Francisco
Prof. Francisco Rodríguez Henríquez
Technical Director
Reema Alabadla
Reema Alabadla
Intern
Kevin Acres
Kevin Acres
Senior Cryptography Engineer
Gora Adj
Gora Adj
Senior Cryptographer
Oliver
Olivier Adjonyo
Cryptography Engineer
Shamsa
Shamsa AlEissaee
Associate Researcher
Saeed Aljaberi
Saeed Aljaberi
Senior Researcher Data Science
reem
Alreem Al Kaabi
Senior Electric Engineer
Abdel
Dr Abdelrahaman Aly
Senior Cryptographer
Maitha Al Blooshi
Maitha Al Blooshi
Associate Researcher
 Name Mohammed Ashraf
Mohammed Ashraf
Senior Hardware Engineer
Emanuele Bellini
Dr. Emanuele Bellini
Senior Director
Beatrice Biasioli
Beatrice Biasioli
Intern
Dr Loïc Bidoux
Dr Loïc Bidoux
Senior Cryptographer
Marigrace Borromeo
Marigrace Borromeo
Executive Assistant
Alessandro Budroni
Dr. Alessandro Budroni
Cryptography Engineer
ana
Ana Castillo
Partnership Manager
Senior QA Engineer
Dr Jesús-Javier Chi-Domínguez
Senior Cryptographer Post Quantum
Jean Paul Degabriele.
Jean Paul Degabriele
Principal Cryptographic Protocols Researcher
Juan
Dr Juan Del Carmen
Senior Cryptanalyst
Jeroen Delvaux
Jeroen Delvaux
Senior Hardware Security Researcher
Serhii
Serhii Drashpul
Senior Hardware Engineer
Yury Durkin
Yury Durkin
Senior Cryptography Hardware Engineer
Andre Esser
Dr. Andre Esser
Lead Researcher
Leonardo Fin
Leonardo Fin
Senior QA Engineer
Alvaro Garcia
Alvaro Garcia
Director of Integration
george
George Georgiev
Senior Hardware Security Researcher
david
David Gerault
Senior Cryptanalyst
Ruslan Gerasimov
Ruslan Gerasimov
Senior Integration Engineer
Stephan Groenewald
Stephan Groenewald
Lead Project Manager
Dr Anna Hambitzer
Dr Anna Hambitzer
Senior Data Scientist
Jonathan Hernandez
Jonathan Hernandez
Senior QA Engineer
CS
Dr CS Huang
Cryptanalyst
Paul Huynh
Dr Paul Huynh
Senior Cryptographer
Dr Ravindra Jejurikar
Dr. Ravindra Jejurikar
Lead Cryptography Engineer
Alexandr Karenin
Alexandr Karenin
Cryptographer
Elena Kirshanova
Dr Elena Kirshanova
Lead Cryptographer
Polina Sashkova Koornneef
Polina Sashkova Koornneef
Senior QA Engineer
ronald
Ronald Koornneef
QA Engineer
bohdan
Bohdan Kostiv
Senior Software Engineer
Adam Krzysztofik
Adam Krzysztofik
Lead QA Engineer
Mukul Ramesh Kulkarni
Dr Mukul Kulkarni
Senior Cryptographer
Aliaksei Kutsevol
Aliaksei Kutsevol
Senior Crypto Integration Engineer
Amanda Lemos
Amanda Lemos
Senior Project Manager
Faisal Bin Mahfoodh
Faisal Bin Mahfoodh
Associate Researcher
Rusydi Makarim
Rusydi Makarim
Lead Cryptographer
Dr. Chiara Marcolla
Dr. Chiara Marcolla
Lead Cryptographer
Simon Martinez
Simon Martinez
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Dr. Víctor Mateu
Dr. Víctor Mateu
Senior Director
Hector Maqueda
Hector Maqueda
Senior Cryptography Hardware Engineer
Pradeep Mishra
Pradeep Mishra Senior FHE Researcher
Ma Muri
Ma Muri
Senior Hardware Engineer
marida
Marida Muscianese
Project Coordinator
Dr. Kashif Nawaz
Dr. Kashif Nawaz
Lead Cryptography Hardware Engineer
Elisa Nistri
Elisa Nistri
Project Manager
Jose Antonio Olvera
Jose Antonio Olvera
Senior Project Manager
Marco Palumbi
Marco Palumbi
Senior Cryptography Engineer
Souzana
Souzana Papadopoulou
Lead Project Manager
Saurav Pawar
Saurav Pawar
Intern
Henrik Pedersen
Henrik Pedersen
Lead Integration Engineer
Lucas
Dr. Lucas Perin
Lead Cryptographer
Mohamed Rachidi
Mohamed Rachidi
Cryptanalyst
Dr Raghvendra Rohit
Dr Raghvendra Rohit
Senior Cryptographer
mario
Mario Romero
Senior Vulnerability Researcher
Ilya Ryzov
Ilya Ryzov
Intern
Eugenio
Eugenio Martin Salazar
Senior Cryptography Engineer
Jorge
Jorge Chavez Saab
Intern
Dr Nitin Satpute
Dr Nitin Satpute
Senior Machine Learning Engineer
Abdellatif Shihab
Abdellatif Shihab
Senior Project Manager
Dr Eduardo Soria-Vazquez
Dr Eduardo Soria-Vazquez
Senior Cryptographer
Dr. Victor Sucasas
Dr. Victor Sucasas
Director Cryptography Engineer
jinson
Jinson Thomas
Senior Hardware Verification Engineer
Dr Javier Verbel
Dr Javier Verbel
Senior Cryptanalyst
Luis
Dr. Luis Rivera Zamarripa
Senior Cryptanalysis Engineer
yar
Yaroslav Zazulyak
Senior Cryptography Integration Engineer