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

TIi Quantum Communications

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. Damien Stehlé
Prof. Damien Stehlé
Dr. Guido Bertoni
Prof. Guido Bertoni
Dr. Tim Guneysu
Prof. Tim Guneysu
Prof. Thomas Peyrin
Prof. Thomas Peyrin
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
Adam Krzysztofik
Adam Krzysztofik Lead QA Engineer
Alexandr Karenin
Alexandr Karenin Cryptographer
ana
Ana Castillo Partnership Manager
Aliaksei Kutsevol
Aliaksei Kutsevol Senior Crypto Integration Engineer
reem
Alreem Al Kaabi Senior Electric Engineer
Alvaro Garcia
Alvaro Garcia Director of Integration
Abdellatif Shihab
Abdellatif Shihab Senior Project Manager
Amanda Lemos
Amanda Lemos Senior Project Manager
Arwa Alblooshi
Arwa Alblooshi Researcher
Andrea Di Giusto
Andrea Di Giusto Intern
Beatrice Biasioli
Beatrice Biasioli Intern
Abdel
Dr Abdelrahaman Aly Senior Cryptographer
Alessandro Budroni
Dr. Alessandro Budroni Cryptography Engineer
Andre Esser
Dr. Andre Esser Lead Researcher
Dr Anna Hambitzer
Dr Anna Hambitzer Senior Data Scientist
bohdan
Dr. Bohdan Kostiv Senior Software Engineer
Dr. Chiara Marcolla
Dr. Chiara Marcolla Lead Cryptographer
CS
Dr. CS Huang Cryptanalyst
david
Dr. David Gerault Senior Cryptanalyst
Dr Eduardo Soria-Vazquez
Dr. Eduardo Soria-Vazquez Senior Cryptographer
Elena Kirshanova
Dr. Elena Kirshanova Lead Cryptographer
Emanuele Bellini
Dr. Emanuele Bellini Senior Director
Gora Adj
Dr. Gora Adj Senior Cryptographer
Dr Javier Verbel
Dr. Javier Verbel Senior Cryptanalyst
Jean Paul Degabriele.
Dr. Jean Paul Degabriele Principal Cryptographic Protocols Researcher
Jeroen Delvaux
Dr. Jeroen Delvaux Senior Hardware Security Researcher
Senior QA Engineer
Dr. Jesús-Javier Chi-Domínguez Senior Cryptographer Post Quantum
Juan
Dr Juan Del Carmen Senior Cryptanalyst
Dr Isaac Martinez
Dr. Isaac Canales Senior Cryptographer
Dr Gilbert Dione
Dr. Gilbert Dione Cryptographer – Technical Validation
Dr. Kashif Nawaz
Dr. Kashif Nawaz Lead Cryptography Hardware Engineer
Dr Loïc Bidoux
Dr. Loïc Bidoux Senior Cryptographer
Lucas
Dr. Lucas Perin Lead Cryptographer
Luis
Dr. Luis Rivera Zamarripa Senior Cryptanalysis Engineer
Mukul Ramesh Kulkarni
Dr Mukul Kulkarni Senior Cryptographer
Dr Nitin Satpute
Dr. Nitin Satpute Senior Machine Learning Engineer
Paul Huynh
Dr. Paul Huynh Senior Cryptographer
Pradeep Mishra
Dr. Pradeep Mishra Senior FHE Researcher
Dr Ravindra Jejurikar
Dr. Ravindra Jejurikar Lead Cryptography Engineer
Dr Raghvendra Rohit
Dr. Raghvendra Rohit Senior Cryptographer
Dr. Septimiu Mare
Dr. Septimiu Mare Principal Cryptography Researcher
Dr. Víctor Mateu
Dr. Víctor Mateu Senior Director
Dr. Victor Sucasas
Dr. Victor Sucasas Senior Director Cryptography Engineer
Elisa Nistri
Elisa Nistri Project Manager
Eugenio
Eugenio Martin Salazar Senior Cryptography Engineer
Faisal Bin Mahfoodh
Faisal Bin Mahfoodh Associate Researcher
george
George Georgiev Senior Hardware Security Researcher
Henrik Pedersen
Henrik Pedersen Lead Integration Engineer
Hector Maqueda
Hector Maqueda Senior Cryptography Hardware Engineer
Ilya Ryzov
Ilya Ryzov Senior Associate Researcher
Ivan Santos
Ivan Santos Senior Cryptographer Engineer
jinson
Jinson Thomas Senior Hardware Verification Engineer
Jerome Govinden
Jerome Govinden Intern
Jonathan Hernandez
Jonathan Hernandez Senior QA Engineer
Jorge
Jorge Chavez Saab Senior Cryptographer
Jose Antonio Olvera
Jose Antonio Olvera Senior Project Manager
Kevin Acres
Kevin Acres Senior Cryptography Engineer
Leonardo Fin
Leonardo Fin Senior QA Engineer
Maitha Al Blooshi
Maitha Al Blooshi Associate Researcher
marida
Marida Muscianese Project Coordinator
Ma Muri
Ma Muri Senior Hardware Engineer
Marco Palumbi
Marco Palumbi Senior Cryptography Engineer
mario
Mario Romero Senior Vulnerability Researcher
Marigrace Borromeo
Marigrace Borromeo Executive Assistant
Maryam Alhmoudi
Maryam Alhmoudi Associate Researcher
 Name Mohammed Ashraf
Mohammed Ashraf Senior Hardware Engineer
Mohamed Rachidi
Mohamed Rachidi Cryptanalyst
Nikola Sucevic
Nikola Sucevic RF Security Engineer
Oliver
Olivier Adjonyo Cryptography Engineer
Prof. Michael Scott
Prof. Michael Scott

Technical Director

Francisco
Prof. Francisco Rodríguez Henríquez Technical Director
Reema Alabadla
Reema Alabadla Intern
Robert Merget
Robert Merget Senior Cryptographer
Ruslan Gerasimov
Ruslan Gerasimov Senior Integration Engineer
Rusydi Makarim
Rusydi Makarim Lead Cryptographer
Saeed Aljaberi
Saeed Aljaberi Senior Researcher Data Science
Serhii
Serhii Drashpul Senior Hardware Engineer
Shamsa
Shamsa AlEissaee Associate Researcher
Stephan Groenewald
Stephan Groenewald Lead Project Manager
Simon Martinez
Simon Martinez Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Souzana
Souzana Papadopoulou Lead Project Manager
Saurav Pawar
Saurav Pawar Intern
Sharath Vutpala
Sharath Vutpala Senior DevOps
yar
Yaroslav Zazulyak Senior Cryptography Integration Engineer
Yury Durkin
Yury Durkin Senior Cryptography Hardware Engineer