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Boris Škorić is an Assistant Professor in the Security group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research interests include security with noisy data. This looks at security applications that use (inherently noisy) physical measurements as a source of randomness.This leads to an interesting mix of physics, information theory, coding theory and cryptography. The techniques developed in this field are useful in secure key storage, anti-counterfeiting, privacy-preserving biometric identification and authentication and true random number generation.  

The most powerful attack against forensic watermarks is the so-called collusion attack: multiple attackers collaborate to remove the watermark. Boris’ research also focuses on collusion-resistant watermarking codes. Another key area of interest is using quantum physics for security. Quantum physics has the interesting property that measurements typically destroy state information. These inherent confidentiality and tamper evidence properties allow one to design security protocols that would be impossible with classical physics.

Academic background

Boris Škorić obtained his MSc Physics from the University of Amsterdam in 1995, with a thesis entitled ‘Infinite Symmetries in the Quantum Hall Effect’.In 1999, he obtained his PhD in Theoretical Physics with a thesis entitledF-invariance and its application to the Quantum Hall Effect.’From 1999 to 2008, he worked as a senior research scientist with Philips Research. In 2008, he joined TU/e.

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Research Output 2004 2020

Design of practical IoT identification methods: deliverable 2.2, Month 34, Nov 2019

Razeghi, B., Voloshynovskiy, S., Gheisari, M., Furon, T., Amsaleg, L., Leermakers, D. & Škorić, B., Jan 2020, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 90 p. (Computer Science Reports; vol. 20-01)

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

Open Access

Asymmetric cryptography with physical unclonable keys

Uppu, R., Wolterink, T. A., Goorden, S. A., Chen, B., Škorić, B., Mosk, A. & Pinkse, P., 2019, In : Quantum Science and Technology. 4, 4, 7 p., 045011.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Consistent and accurate frequency oracles under local differential privacy

Wang, T., Lopuhaä-Zwakenberg, M., Li, Z., Skoric, B. & Li, N., 20 May 2019, In : arXiv. 18 p., 1905.08320v1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademic

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Decay-based DRAM PUFs in commodity devices

Schaller, A., Xiong, W., Anagnostopoulos, N. A., Saleem, M. U., Gabmeyer, S., Skoric, B., Katzenbeisser, S. & Szefer, J., 1 May 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing. 16, 3, p. 462-475 14 p., 8332526.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Dynamic random access storage
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)

Estimating numerical distributions under local differential privacy

Li, Z., Wang, T., Lopuhaä-Zwakenberg, M., Skoric, B. & Li, N., 2 Dec 2019, In : arXiv. 18 p., 1912.01051v1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademic

Open Access


CSE-IST master

1/09/15 → …


Digital security engineering



Information security basics



Student theses

(Ab)using Bitcoin for anti-censorship tool

Author: Okupski, K., 31 Dec 2014

Supervisor: Skoric, B. (Supervisor 1), de Weger, B. (Supervisor 2) & Serebrenik, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Algebraic differential attacks on symmetric cryptography

Author: Lukas, K., 19 Dec 2016

Supervisor: Lange, T. (Supervisor 1), Daemen, J. (External person) (External coach) & Skoric, B. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


A non-interactive key exchange based on ring-learning with errors

Author: de Kock, B., 25 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Lange, T. (Supervisor 1), Skoric, B. (Supervisor 2), Attema, T. (External person) (External coach) & van Heesch, M. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Brabocoin: an educational cryptocurrency based on Bitcoin

Author: van den Berg, D. P., Dekker, D., van den Eerenbeemt, S. & Wessel, S., 18 Apr 2019

Supervisor: de Weger, B. (Supervisor 1) & Skoric, B. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor


Ciphertext-only cryptanalysis on hardened mifare classic cards extended

Author: Meijer, C., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Verdult, R. (External person) (Supervisor 1) & Skoric, B. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master