Dr. Carlos Cid
Professor, Information Security, Royal Holloway University of London
Carlos Cid is a professor in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London. He is also a visiting research professor at Simula UiB, Norway. Carlos conducts research and teaches on various topics in cyber security. His main research interests and expertise are in symmetric-key cryptology, post-quantum cryptography, secure computation and cyber-economics.
Carlos is part of the submission team of Classic McEliece (following its merge with NTS-KEM), a code-based cryptographic scheme selected as a finalist to NIST’s Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Project. He is a co-author of the book “Algebraic Aspects of the Advanced Encryption Standard”, and has over 60 research publications in journals and international conferences in the areas of information security and mathematics.
Carlos holds a BSc and PhD in Mathematics from Universidade de Brasília (1994, 1999). He was a post-doctoral researcher at RWTH-Aachen (2000-2001), and worked as a software engineer in a start-up in Dublin (2001-2003). Carlos joined Royal Holloway in October 2003, initially as post-doctoral researcher. He was awarded an EPSRC Academic Fellowship in 2005, promoted to Reader in 2008, and to full professor in 2014. Carlos was the founding director of Royal Holloway’s Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, and currently serves as its deputy director. Since June 2018 he also holds a position of visiting research professor at Simula UiB, Norway. In 2017 he received a Guest Researcher award from Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) for a three-month visit to Kyushu University. Carlos is also an experienced cyber security consultant, having worked in the past two decades on a number of projects, mainly in cryptography.