Gildas Avoine

Gildas Avoine is a professor of information security and cryptography at INSA Rennes (France) and he performs his research at IRISA (France). He is also a member of the Institut Universitaire de France and an invited professor at the UCL in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium).

Gildas Avoine is the chair of the management committee of the European COST Action Cryptacus, and the director of the French CNRS' Research Groupment in Cybersecurity (Pré-GDR Sécurité). At IRISA, he is the co-leader (jointly with Prof. Pierre-Alain Fouque) of the research group on Embedded Security and Cryptography (EMSEC).

Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the MIT (USA) hosted by Ron Rivest in the CSAIL, and at the EPFL (Switzerland) in the LASEC headed by Serge Vaudenay, where he obtained a PhD degree in cryptography. Previously, he studied at the University of Caen (France) where he received a Bachelor degree in mathematics and Bachelor and Master degrees in computer science.


Address for my teaching activities:
INSA Rennes
20, Avenue des Buttes de Coesmes
CS 70839
F-35708 Rennes Cedex 7

Phone: +33 2 23 23 82 57
Address for my research activities:
IRISA Rennes
Campus universitaire de Beaulieu
263 Avenue du Général Leclerc
CS 74205
Building F, Office 401 (red floor)
35042 Rennes Cedex

Phone: +33 2 99 84 25 61

Research Interests

My research activities relate to cryptography and information security, especially (but not only) cryptographic protocols. My recent works addressed cryptanalytic time-memory trade-offs, distance-bounding protocols, memory carving in ubiquitous devices, and browser fingerprinting.

Teaching Activities

  • Cryptography Engineering, INSA Rennes, France.
  • Computer Network Security, INSA Rennes, France.
  • Secured Systems Engineering, UCL Belgium.