PhD in Mathematics, Eindhoven University of Technology, 1997
M.S. in Mathematics, Cum Laude, Eindhoven University of Technology, 1993
M.S. in Computer Science, Cum Laude, Eindhoven University of Technology, 1991
2022 - present: Full Professor, Computer Science Department, Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam (VU)
2020 - present: Group Leader Computer Security, CWI
2020 - present: Gratis Full Research Professor, ECE Department, University of Connecticut
2018 - 2020: Full Professor, ECE Department, University of Connecticut
2016 - 2018: Charles H. Knapp Associate Professor, ECE Department, University of Connecticut
2013 - 2015: Associate Professor, ECE Department, University of Connecticut
2013: Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
2010 - 2012: Consultant Research Analyst, RSA Laboratories
2005 - 2010: Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
2001 - 2005: Visiting research scientist at MIT CSAIL, Philips Research Laboratories
1996 - 2001: Research Scientist in the Digital Signal Processing group, Philips Research Laboratories
1996: Cryptology Research Associate, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to secure processor design and encrypted computation in 2022
I am a computer security researcher who investigates and develops new techniques targeting solutions of foundational security problems. My aim is to bring rigorous cryptographic thinking to security engineering.
As a research scientist at MIT CSAIL, Marten worked together with Prof. Srini Devadas, with an emphasis on processor architectures that offer strong security guarantees. Most notably, this collaboration led to the introduction of the first circuit realizations of Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) which received the A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electronic Design Automation in 2015; it led to the design of Aegis, the first single-chip secure processor that verifies integrity and freshness of external memory which received the Intel Test of Time award 2022; and gave rise to a simple and efficient Oblivious RAM which received a best paper award at CCS 2013.
While at RSA, Marten co-designed the IRIS authenticated file system with proofs of retrievability which received the NYU-Poly AT&T Best Applied Security Paper Award, 3rd place, 2012. His work on fully homomorphic encryption over the integers was nominated (1 out of 3) for best paper award at Eurocrypt 2010. He received the IEEE CS Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award 2023 for contributions to oblivious and encrypted computation.
Prior to working in system security he was a research scientist at the digital signal processing group at Philips Research where he became the lead inventor of the error correcting codes used in Blu-ray disc.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=byCWPiwAAAAJ&hl=en
Semantic Scholar: https://www.semanticscholar.org/author/Marten-van-Dijk/144534186