Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering



  • Ph.D. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2006
  • M.Sc. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1998
  • Dipl. Ing. (comparable to B.Sc.) Fachhochschule München (Munich University of Applied Sciences) 1996


Jens-Peter Kaps is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University (GMU). He joined GMU after receiving a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2006. He is co-director of the Cryptographic Engineering Research Group (CERG) at GMU. His research interests include ultra-low power cryptographic hardware design, side-channel analysis, computer arithmetic, efficient cryptographic algorithms, and ubiquitous computing. He was general co-chair for the Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems conference (CHES) in 2008 and general chair for the Special-purpose Hardware for Attacking Cryptographic Systems (SHARCS) workshop in 2012. Dr. Kaps is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).