Patrick
Robert
Schaumont
Professor-Engineering
Education
BS Electrical Engineering Ghent University College 1988
MS Computer Science University of Ghent 1990
PhD Electrical Engineering UCLA 2004
Expert Bio

Schaumont's research interests are in hardware security related topics, a field that has gained enormous traction over the past two decades. He works on challenges in cryptographic engineering, and on making systems secure and tamper resistant. He is currently working on an app that may make digital contact tracing for COVID-19 more private and secure.

Media Coverage

Mass. begins work on a tracing app, but will it matter?

Boston Globe (the)

Patrick Schaumont, professor of electrical and computer engineering, was included in The Boston Globe regarding a story about COVID-19 contact tracing apps. The story explores the larger picture of contact tracing apps being developed nationally. Reporter Hiawatha Bray wrote: “WPI said it’s developed a way to track location and time, while still concealing the identity of the infected person.”
 

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