Patrick Schaumont

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.

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

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.”

Spectrum News 1
WPI Team Working to Make Private and Secure COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

Patrick Schaumont, professor of electrical and computer engineering, was featured in a story on Spectrum News 1 discussing his research on a COVID-19 contact tracing app. “When you have been diagnosed as COVID-positive, you will have the ability to share your data with the health agency,” he says in the interview.

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