Francesco Regazzoni

Francesco Regazzoni

Assistant Professor

University of Amsterdam

Dr. Francesco Regazzoni is a tenured Assistant Professor 1 (UD1) in Security by Design at the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). He authored or co-authored more than 150 publications in international journals, conferences, or books. His research interests comprise a variety of topics in security, especially on efficient implementation of privacy preserving technologies, physical and side channel attacks and countermeasures, hardware trojans, post-quantum cryptography, lightweight cryptography, and design automation for security.

He is the coordinator of the SECURED Horizon Europe project and has been Principal Investigator for his institution of 4 Horizon 2020 projects.

He is (or has been) the general chair of CARDIS 2023, COSADE 2021, CARDIS 2017, and of the TRUDEVICE Training School 2016; the chair of the program committee of SAMOS 2024, SPACE 2023, CCSW 2023, CCS2022, FDTC 2017, the chair of the Topic DT6 at DATE 2021, DATE 2022, and DATE 2023, the chair of the "Track Security and Safety" at VLSIDesign 2022, and of the Track “Hardware/Cyber Security & Privacy track” at IEEE COINS 2022, IEEE COINS 2023 and IEEE COINS 2024, and the co-founder of the Mal-IoT workshop series (co-located with ACM Computing Frontiers since 2016). He serves (or has served) as program committee member of renowned international conferences including CHES, DAC, DATE, CODES+ISSS, ISLPED, ICCAD, HOST, GLSVLSI, COSADE, CARDIS, INDOCRYPT, and he is member of the editorial board of IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (TCHES) and of IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology (ToSC). He is a member of the ACM, the IEEE, the IACR, and of European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation (HiPEAC).

Dr. Francesco Regazzoni did his master at Politecnico di Milano (Milano, Italy) and his PhD at ALaRI Institute of Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland). He has been postdoctoral researcher at the Crypto Group of the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), at ALaRI Institute of Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland), and at Faculteit Elektrotechniek, Wiskunde & Informatica of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) (Delft, The Netherlands). He has been visiting researcher at NEC Labs America (Princeton, NJ, USA), in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006; at COmmunication Security (COSY) of Horst Gortz Institute for IT Security at Ruhr University of Bochum (Bochum, Germany) in 2006, at Laboratoire d'architecture de processeurs at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) in 2007 and 2008, and at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Singapore) in 2014.



  • Desgin Automation for Security
  • Efficient Implementation of Cryptographic Primitives
  • Physical and Side Channel Attacks (and countermeasures)
  • Hardware Trojans


  • PhD in Computer Science

    Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland

  • Master of Advanced Studies in Embedded Systems Design

    ALaRI Institute, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland

  • Laurea in Ingegneria informatica (MSc in Computer Engineering)

    Politecnico di Milano, Milano Italy