|Alma mater||Graz University of Technology|
|Thesis||On Side-Channel Attacks and the Application of Algorithmic Countermeasures (2003)|
|Doctoral advisor||Reinhard Posch|
Maria Elisabeth Oswald is an Austrian cryptographer known for her work on side-channel attacks including power analysis and on implementations of cryptosystems that are resistant to these attacks. She is a professor at the University of Klagenfurt.
Education and career
Oswald is originally from Wolfsberg, Carinthia. She studied mathematics and information processing at the Graz University of Technology, completing her Ph.D. there in 2003 with the dissertation On Side-Channel Attacks and the Application of Algorithmic Countermeasures supervised by Reinhard Posch.
She started working at the University of Bristol in 2006 as a lecturer, and later became Professor in Applied Cryptography there. She moved to Klagenfurt in 2019, describing herself as a "Brexit refugee". She continues to be affiliated with the University of Bristol as an Honorary Professor.
With Stefan Mangard and Thomas Popp, Oswald is a coauthor of the book Power Analysis Attacks: Revealing the Secrets of Smartcards (Springer, 2007).
- "Man kann alles attackieren" [You can attack anything], Neue Vorarlberger Tageszeitung (in German), 27 December 2019
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