Xiaolu Hou

E-mail: houxiaolu.email at gmail.com
Office:  CSL, SCSE, NTU
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I am currently a research fellow at Cybersecurity Laboratory at Nanyang Technological University. I work on hardware security, mostly on fault attacks and side-channel attacks.

I got my PhD degree in May 2017 from Division of Mathematical Sciences, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University. My PhD supervisor is Assoc. Prof. Frédérique Oggier. My thesis is available here.

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Conference Proceedings

  1. Feeding Two Cats with One Bowl: On Designing a Fault and Side-Channel Resistant Software Encoding Scheme [PDF]
    Jakub Breier, and Xiaolu Hou,
    RSA Conference Cryptographers' Track (CT-RSA) 2017, San Francisco, US.
  2. On LCD Codes and Lattices [PDF]
    Xiaolu Hou, and Frédérique Oggier,
    IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2016, Barcelona, Spain.
  3. Construction and Secrecy Gain of a Family of 5-modular Lattices [PDF]
    Xiaolu Hou, Fuchun Lin, and Frédérique Oggier,
    IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW) 2014, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.


  1. Fault Attacks Made Easy: Differential Fault Analysis Automation on Assembly Code [PDF]
    Jakub Breier, Xiaolu Hou and Yang Liu,
    Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (TCHES), vol. 1, issue 2, 2018.
  2. Modular Lattices from a Variation of Construction A over Number Fields [PDF]
    Xiaolu Hou, and Frédérique Oggier,
    Advances in Mathematics of Communications, vol. 11, issue 4, pp. 719-745, 2017.
  3. Construction of Arakelov-modular Lattices over Totally Definite Quaternion Algebras [PDF]
    Xiaolu Hou,
    International Journal of Number Theory, vol. 13, issue 7, 2017.
  4. Hilbert spaces of entire Dirichlet series and composition operators [PDF]
    Xiaolu Hou, Hu Bingyang, and Le Hai Khoi,
    Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, vol. 401, no. 1, pp. 416-429, 2013.
  5. Composition operators on Hilbert spaces of entire Dirichlet series [PDF]
    Xiaolu Hou, Hu Bingyang, and Le Hai Khoi,
    C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, Ser. I 350, no. 19–20, pp. 875–878, 2012.
  6. Some properties of composition operators on entire Dirichlet series with real frequencies [PDF]
    Xiaolu Hou, and Le Hai Khoi,
    C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, Ser. I 350, no. 3–4, pp. 149–152, 2012.