Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering
Jens-Peter Kaps

Contact Information

Jens-Peter Kaps
Associate Professor
Office: Engineering Building, Room 3222
Phone: (703) 993-1611
Fax: (703) 993-1601
Email: jkaps'at'
Public Key ID: 088D 1D49 F3FD 1851

Spring 2020 Office Hours

  • Tuesday 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Thursday 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Office hours are held using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. If you are a student in my class, you'll have a link on our course page on myMason. Otherwise please use this link Office Hour Tuesday or Office Hour Thursday during the office hour timings to contact me. Additional office hours are by appointment only (see the Contact page for how to setup an appointment).

Spring 2020 Teaching

Research Interests

I am currently looking for new talented Ph.D. students capable of starting their studies at GMU in Fall 2019. MS students interested in doing their Master's Theses in the area of cryptographic engineering are also very welcome to apply. GRA or GTA positions are available for outstanding candidates. For more information, please see our Cryptographic Engineering Research Group webpage.

  • Cryptographic Engineering
  • Lightweight Cryptography
  • Post-Quantum Cryptography
  • Side-channel and fault attacks and analysis
  • Efficient implementation of cryptographic algorithms
  • Cryptography for IoT devices

Dr. Kaps is Co-Director of the Cryptographic Engineering Research Group at GMU. A short description of his main research interests can be found on his research page.