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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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Watermarking Engineering & Materials Science
Entropy Engineering & Materials Science
readout Physics & Astronomy
Traitor Tracing Mathematics
Fingerprinting Mathematics
Hash functions Engineering & Materials Science
Cryptography Engineering & Materials Science
Convolution Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2004 2019

Security proof for quantum key recycling with noise

Leermakers, D. & Skoric, B., 2019, (Submitted) In : Quantum Information & Computation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademic

Quantum cryptography
Security Proof
Quantum Key Distribution

Asymmetric cryptography with physical unclonable keys

Uppu, R., Wolterink, T. A. W., Goorden, S. A., Chen, B., Škorić, B., Mosk, A. P. & Pinkse, P. W. H., 21 Feb 2018, In : IACR Cryptology ePrint Archive. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademic

Open Access

A trivial debiasing scheme for helper data systems

Skoric, B., 1 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Cryptographic Engineering. 8, 4, p. 341-349

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
2 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., 5 Apr 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Dynamic random access storage
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
2 Citations (Scopus)

Eliminating leakage in reverse fuzzy extractors

Schaller, A., Stanko, T., Skoric, B. & Katzenbeisser, S., 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. 13, 4, p. 954-964 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Error correction
Hardware security

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


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


Collusion resistance of digital fingerprinting schemes

Author: Vladimirova, T., 30 Jun 2006

Supervisor: Skoric, B. (External coach) & van Tilborg, H. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master