Ensimag Rubrique Formation 2022

Physical security: Embedded, Smart Card, Quantum & Biometrics - WMM9SY05

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 39.0
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials 18.0
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works 21.0
    • Written tests -


    ECTS 6.0


Embedded Systems and Smart card: problems related to implementation of a secured system; how theoretically secure algorithms can be rendered insecure by implementation; using dedicated hardware primitives for secure implementations
Quantum Crypto: How very small hardware and quantum physics change the way to deal with data




Embedded Systems et smart card :
Basics of embedded systems design; smart cards, structure et physical attacks; Design for Test and attacks to test structures; side channel attacks; fault attacks; countermeasures; Software security in embedded systems: Hardware Trojan et physical unclonable functions (PUF).

  • basics of quantum mechanics
  • how to use quantum information for computations: quantum circuits et algorithms
  • description of quantum information: density matrices, measures POVM, fidelity, entropy
  • error correcting codes for quantum
  • complexity of quantum communication
  • theoretically secure cryptography through quantum information: key exchange protocole BB84


Crypto Primitives cryptographiques, digital design, algorithms, linear algebra


Final grade computed through: final exam (EX), lab work (TP), and presentations (CC)

N = 50% EX + 25% TP + 25% CC

The exam is given in english only FR


The course exists in the following branches:

  • Curriculum - Master in Computer Science - Semester 9 (this course is given in english only EN)
  • Curriculum - Master in Applied Mathematics - Semester 9 (this course is given in english only EN)
see the course schedule for 2022-2023

Additional Information

Course ID : WMM9SY05
Course language(s): FR

You can find this course among all other courses.


Not strictly required. Some optional references:

  • Mangard, Stefan, Oswald, Elisabeth, Popp, Thomas: Power Analysis Attacks (Springer, 2007)