Prof. Shay Gueron

Shay GueronAssociate Professor and Senior Principal Engineer, University of Haifa and Intel Corporation

Shay Gueron is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Haifa, Israel. He is also an Intel Senior Principal Engineer, serving as Intel’s Senior Cryptographer. His interests include cryptography, security and algorithms. Gueron is responsible for some of Intel processors’ instructions such as AES-NI, PCLMULQDQ and coming VPMADD52, and for various micro-architectural features that speed up cryptographic algorithms.

He contributed software to open source libraries (OpenSSL, NSS), with significant performance gains for symmetric encryption, public key algorithms and hashing. Gueron was one of the Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) technology architects, in charge of its cryptographic definition and implementation, and the inventor of the Memory Encryption Engine