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 cryptography and cyber-economics.
Carlos teaches the course “IY3660: Applications of Cryptography” in the Computer Science undergraduate programme, and is the coordinator of the project component of the MSc in Information Security programme. Carlos was the founding director of Royal Holloway’s Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, and currently serves as its deputy director.
Carlos is part of the submission team of Classic McEliece (following its merge with NTS-KEM), a code-based cryptographic scheme selected as finalist to NIST’s Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Project. He previously served in the selection committees of the CAESAR and eSTREAM cryptographic competitions, and was the general and programme co-chair of FSE 2014, held in London, and SAC 2018 in Calgary. Carlos is a co-author of the book “Algebraic Aspects of the Advanced Encryption Standard” (Springer, 2006).
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 a post-doctoral researcher. He was awarded an EPSRC Academic Fellowship in 2005, promoted to Reader in 2008, and to full professor in 2014. Since June 2018 he is also a 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.