Prof. Shay Geuron


Mathematics, Haifa University

I am an Associated Professor at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Haifa in Israel. In addition, I am also an Intel Senior Principal Engineer, serving as the Chief Core Cryptography Architect of the CPU Architecture Group.  In this role, I am responsible for some of the latest CPU instructions that speed up cryptographic algorithms, such as the AES-NI and the carry-less multiplier instruction, the coming VPMADD52 instruction for public key operations, and for various micro architectural enhancements in the Intel Cores.

I contribute software patches to open source libraries, such as OpenSSL and NSS; offering significant performance gains to encryption, authenticated encryption, public key algorithms, and hashing. I am one of the architects of the new Intel® Software Guard Extensions (SGX) security technology, in charge of the cryptographic definition and implementation of SGX, and the inventor of the Memory Encryption Engine that is part of the latest Intel processor, micro-architecture codename Skylake processor.

Together with Professor Lindell and Adam Langley of Google, I am a co-author of the AES-GCM-SIV nonce misuse resistant authenticated encryption, submitted to the IETF / CFRG

My interests include applied cryptography, applied security, and applied algorithms.