Professor of Practice Invention Ambassador AAAS & Lemelson Foundation
Northern Arizona University
Dr. Bertrand Cambou is a Professor of Practice at Northern Arizona University where his primary research interests are in cyber-security and how to apply nanotechnologies to strengthen hardware security. Dr. Cambou was selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Lemelson Foundation as one of their Inventor Ambassadors for 2016/2017. He has previously worked as a CEO in Silicon Valley in nanotechnologies where his organization won a contract with IARPA with applications related to quantum cryptography. He worked in the smartcard industry at Gemplus (now part of Gemalto), and in the POS/secure payment industry at Ingenico. He spent 15 years at Motorola Semiconductor (now part of NXP), where he was CTO for five years and was named Distinguished Innovator and scientific advisor of the BOD. He is the author or co-author of 44 patents pending or granted in microelectronics and cybersecurity and has published papers with 415 citations. Dr. Cambou holds a Doctorate degree from Paris-South University, and an Engineering degree from Supelec, both from France. Dr. Cambou will be the lead PI in this work and provides the expertise and methodology in generating PUFs based systems, and cryptographic protocols.