Biography

Sylvain Pasini received his first degree in Electronics from the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Geneva) in 2001, more precisely from the "Ecole d'Ingénieurs de Genève" (EIG), which was recently renamed under HEPIA.

Secondly, he received his Master's degree in Communication Systems from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in 2005.

Thirdly, he was teaching and research assistant in the Security and Cryptography Laboratory (LASEC) at EPFL. At the same time he did a Ph.D. thesis in cryptography under the supervision of Professor Serge Vaudenay. His research focused on message authentication protocols. He also worked on the electronic passport and on keyboard attacks.

From May 2009 to July 2011, Sylvain was working as cryptography expert and security architect for Nagravision (Kudelski Group), world leader in digital pay-TV industry.

Since August 2011, Sylvain is Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Vaud), more precisely at the HEIG-VD. His main activites are applied research and teaching, both in computer security.

More details on the page career overview.

Main activities

As Professor at HEIG-VD, the main tasks are:


  • Teaching activities (45%)
    • teaching to students following a Bachelor at HEIG-VD,
    • teaching to students following a Master at HES-SO,
    • managing the staff of teaching assistants,
    • supervising students during their diploma project,
    • creation of new courses, improving the syllabus, ...

More details on the page teaching.



  • Research activities (45%)
    • looking for projects with academic or industrial partners (private or public domains),
    • realizing, participating and managing research projects,
    • valorizing the results of projects,
    • managing the security research team,
    • organization of events.

More details on the pages security research team and projects.



  • Professional development (10%)
    • didactic and technical trainings,
    • updating of knowledge and individual skills.

Latest news

[Sept 2, 2016] I'm head of the steering and organistation committees of CYBSEC16: the CyberSec Conference 2016.
More details on http://www.cybersecurityalliance.ch.

[Nov 15, 2015] Save the date for CYBSEC16: the CyberSec Conference 2016.
More details on http://www.cybersecurityalliance.ch/.

[Nov 10, 2015] I co-written a security book with Gildas Avoine, Pascal Junod, and Philippe Oechslin:

Sécurité informatique - Cours et exercices corrigés, 3ème édition.

More details on Vuibert website.
[Nov 2, 2015] I'm member of the steering committee of CYBSEC15: the CyberSec Conference 2015.
More details on http://www.cybersecurityalliance.ch/cybsec15-program/.

[Feb 13, 2015] The team of the Cyber Security Alliance will be present at Insomni'hack 2015.
(Geneva, March 19-20, 2015)

[Nov 10, 2014] Don't miss the CyberSec Conference 2015.
More details on http://www.cybersecurityalliance.ch/conference/.

[Nov 10, 2014] Co-founder of the Cyber Security Alliance.
More details on http://www.cybersecurityalliance.ch.

[Oct 20, 2014] Don't miss the Application Security Forum 2014.
More details on http://2014.appsec-forum.ch.

[Feb 13, 2014] Added new supervised projects.
[Feb 13, 2014] ASFWS 2014 team will be present at Insomni'hack 2014 (March 20-21, 2014).

[Feb 12, 2014] Page teaching updated.
[Jan 10, 2014] I'm part of the organization team of the Application Security Forum 2014.
More details http://2014.appsec-forum.ch.
[Nov 8, 2013] New study plan for engineers in information security.
[Nov 8, 2013] Added new courses, new supervised projects.
[Nov 7, 2013] Presentation at the FER-GE :
   La protection des données en entreprise à la lumière de l'actualité
More details here.
[Oct 15, 2013] I'm part of the organization team of the Application Security Forum 2013.
More details http://2013.appsec-forum.ch.
[Sept 19, 2013] New study plan for engineers in information security
[Dec 5, 2012] Added new courses
[Oct 21, 2012] I'm part of the organization team of the Application Security Forum 2012.
More details http://2012.appsec-forum.ch.
[Oct 21, 2012] Added security research team
[Oct 21, 2012] Added security research projects
[Oct 21, 2012] Added courses for 2012-13
Page created October 21, 2012. Modified December 22, 2015.