I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at Florida Atlantic University. I am also cross-appointed with I-SENSE as a fellow researcher. Prior to joining FAU, I was with Rochester Institute of Technology as an assistant professor and founding director of applied cryptography and information security lab. Prior that, I was an NSERC post-doc research fellow at the Center for Applied Cryptographic Research, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo. I received my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Western University. I am affiliated as a supervisor member of CryptoWorks21. I am also serving as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (TCAS-I).  My research has been supported by NSF, NIST, and Texas Instruments. 


My primary research interests are in cryptography and security, with particular interest in cryptographic engineering, side-channel analysis, elliptic curve cryptography, finite field arithmetic, post-quantum cryptography, and hardware/software implementations.

Open Positions: I usually look for talented students for PhD studies to apply. Please send an email with your CV, transcripts, and IELTS/TOEFL and GRE scores. 


Contact Information: Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Room EE 314, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991, Phone: (561) 297-4889 Email: razarderakhsh[at]fau.edu.