Dr. Mathias Wagner, Senior Fellow, is CTO of the Innovation Center Security & Crypto in the Business Unit Security & Connectivity of NXP Semiconductors. At the same time he is also Technology Manager for Hardware Security and Tamper Resistance within the NXP Technology Competence Framework.
In this role, Mathias is responsible for driving innovation in the area of security and cryptography, as well as managing the development of all security IP, be it hardware or software, as required by the Business Unit Security & Connectivity across all its Business Lines. As Senior Fellow, he advises the BU and NXP Management on all aspects of security matters and is closely engaged with the leading players in a wide variety of security ecosystems. Since 2006, Mathias is also chairman of the JHAS group, which is a cross-industry/public-sector working group within the Common Criteria scheme that defines the EAL ratings for all hardware and software attacks on smart cards and other embedded security devices.
Prior to his current position, Mathias Wagner served in various (security) technology functions in NXP, thereby gaining profound knowledge in all aspects of hardware attacks targeting smart cards and related embedded devices. Before joining NXP (Philips at the time), Mathias held a variety of Research positions with Hitachi Ltd, spending 9 years in Cambridge, UK, and 1.5 years at the Hitachi Central Research Laboratory, Tokyo.
Mathias graduated from the University of Hamburg, Germany, with a Diploma in Theoretical Physics (major) and Mathematics (minor), and subsequently a Doctor of Natural Science in Theoretical Semiconductor Physics. Mathias is a proud member of the “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes”, an elite organization sponsoring the 0.5% best German students.