Levente Buttyán received an MSc degree in Computer Science from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 1995, and earned his PhD degree from at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Lausanne (EPFL) in 2002. In 2003, he joined the Department of Networked Systems and Services at BME, where he currently holds a position as an Associate Professor and leads the Laboratory of Cryptography and Systems Security (CrySyS Lab).
He has done research on the design and analysis of secure protocols and privacy enhancing mechanisms for wireless networked embedded systems (including wireless sensor networks, mesh networks, vehicular communications, and RFID systems). Recently, he has been involved in the analysis of some high profile targeted malware, such as Duqu, Flame, MiniDuke, TeamSpy, and Duqu 2.0. Currently, his research interests are in embedded systems security (a.k.a. security for Internet of Things) and embedded systems forensics.