Laboratory of Algorithmics, Cryptology and Security (LACS)


Main axes of research

  • symmetric and public key cryptography
  • side-channel and fault analysis
  • number theory with applications to cryptography
  • fixed and wireless network security
  • security protocols, security modelling
  • security analysis through attack trees
  • privacy
  • trust and recommender systems
  • game theory in security
  • identity management
  • human factor in security

Current research projects

Information not available

Resources and collaborations


  • LeCroy WaveRunner 104 MXi digital sampling oscilloscope
  • LeCroy AP034 1GHz active differential probe
  • Sonoma Instruments 310 low-noise amplifier

Products and services

Information not available

Major partnerships and collaborations

Assoc. members of European Network of Excellence for Cryptology II -- ECRYPT II in ICT FP7, members of International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR),

Academic: KANT, Technische Universität Berlin (DE); CryptAlpes (Informal research group between the UJF-Grenoble and the INPG); Laboratoire de Sécurité LASEC, EPF Lausanne (CH); Signal Processing Institute,, EPF Lausanne (CH); Lidia Group, Technische Universität Darmstadt (DE); Département d’Informatique, ENS, Paris (FR); Computer Science Dept.,, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (IL); COSIC, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven (BE)

Companies and institutions: Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, Bonn (DE); Centre d’Electronique de l’Armement, Rennes (FR); Gemalto (FR); Oberthur Smart Cards (FR); LuxTrust S.A. (LU); Telindus (LU); Hitachi (JP); Chambre de Commerce du Luxembourg

Human resources

  • 15 Researchers (Prof., ass. Prof., Post-docs, PhD)
  • 9 Doctoral students and students
  • 0 Engineers
  • 1 Technicians
  • 1 Other

Business sector(s)

  • Information and Communication Technologies


Laboratory of Algorithmics, Cryptology and Security (LACS)
Campus Kirchberg, 6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, L-1359 Luxembourg
Phone: +352 46 66 44 57 66

R&D Contact

Assoc. Prof. BIRYUKOV Alex
Head of LACS
Phone: +352 46 66 44 67 93

  • Updated 29-06-2015