DSRC appoints Prof. David Naccache as Newest Board of Advisors Member

Prof. David Naccache


Our Digital Science Research Center (DSRC) has recently announced the appointment of Prof. David Naccache as a member of its Board of Advisors for its Digital Security Unit. Prof. Naccache brings to his role years of experience in academic research, especially within the cryptography and security domains.


Prof. Naccache will provide DSRC with an external assessment of the research work done within DSRC and work closely with the different teams on the various research projects related to Digital Security.

Before joining École Normale Supérieure (ENS), Prof. Naccache was a professor at Panthéon-Assas University, in Paris, France during a decade. He is currently a visiting professor at Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL) and at the University of Luxembourg (ULux). Prof. Naccache’s intends to use those academic links to foster cooperation between TII, ENS, RUHL and ULux - fueling those institutions with common collaborative projects, mutual scientific papers and excellent PhD candidates.

Prior to joining academia, Prof. Naccache managed Gemplus' Applied Research & Security Centre (over 100 researchers). He holds 180 patent families, published more than 250 scientific papers, and served in over 120 program committees. He is a Forensic Scientist by the Court of Appeal of Paris and by the French Cour de Cassation. His main areas of interests are IT forensics, embedded electronics, cryptography, and security.

Prof. Naccache is known for the design of novel cryptographic primitives, attacks against widely used signature standards (e.g. ISO/IEC 9796) and several zero-day vulnerabilities. Prof. Naccache is a Fellow of International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). Prof. Naccache received his PhD from ENST (currently Telecom ParisTech) for research work in public-key cryptography, including the cryptanalysis of digital signature schemes.

We welcome Prof. Naccache in TII’s Advisory Board and wish him the very best.