Portrait of Patrick Longa

Patrick Longa

Senior Researcher


I am a senior researcher and developer with the MSR-T Security and Cryptography team at Microsoft Research, in Redmond.

I completed my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2011, after which I occupied a postdoc position in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization (C&O) of the same university. During my time at Waterloo, I was a member of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR) and the Laboratory for Side-Channel Security of Embedded Systems.

My research interests mainly involve (post-quantum) cryptography, elliptic curve and pairing-based cryptography, efficient algorithmic design, high-performance implementation of cryptographic primitives, and side-channel analysis.