I am a PhD student under the supervision of Aurélien Francillon at Software and Systems Security group of EURECOM in Sophia-Antipolis (France).

Prior to that, I obtained in 2019 a Master's degree in Telecommunication and Networking from ENSEEIHT (Toulouse, France) and a Post Master's degree in Security in Systems and Communication from EURECOM.
From 2013 to 2015, I followed two-year undergraduate intensive course in mathematics and physics to prepare for nationwide competitive examination for admission to the French "Grandes Ecoles".
During my studies I went to Polytechnique Montréal (CA) for an exchange semester, and to TNO (The Hague, NL) for an internship, where I had the opportunity to work on automated vulnerability detection systems.

My research interests include system security and in particular areas of embedded systems and vulnerability discovery.

I am a one of the maintainer of the avatar² project, an analysis and reversing framework for embedded firmware.


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