Adrián Ranea


My main research topic is white-box cryptography, that is, securing software cryptographic implementations against attacker with full access and full control of the execution of the cryptographic primitive. In particular, I have focused on the design of fixed-key white-box implementations that are key-extraction resistance and that does not rely on secret designs. In addition, I am also interested in symmetric key cryptanalysis, specially in automated tools based on SMT solvers.

Comparison black-box and white-box models.


I obtained my Double Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from University of Granada in 2016, and my Master’s Degree in Advanced Mathematics and Mathematical Engineering from Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 2017. In 2017 I joined COSIC where I obtained my PhD in 2023.