Yu Yu is currently a research professor with Shanghai Jiao Tong University specilized in side-channel analysis and cryptography. He received his PhD from Nanyang Technology University in 2006, and became a cryptanalyst with ICT security of T-Systems (part of Deutsche Telekom) immediately afterwards. He joined the UCL crypto group (Belgium) in 2008 as a postdoctoral researcher with a focus on side-channel analysis and countermeasures. He returned to China in 2010 and became an associate professor at East China Normal University and then at Tsinghua University. Yu has published more than 20 research papers (on side-channel analysis and cryptography) at major venues of information security and cryptography, e.g. CCS 2010, CRYPTO 2011, CRYPTO 2013, Asiacrypt 2013, CT-RSA 2013, etc. He is now serving as a board member of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research).