Pim Tuyls, Intrinsic-ID


Dr. Pim Tuyls initiated work on physically unclonable functions (PUFs) within Philips Research in 2002. PUFs are now at the heart of Intrinsic-ID technology development. As a principal scientist, he managed the cryptography cluster in Philips Research in which the initial research work on PUFs was carried out. Later, he transferred this work to Intrinsic-ID and headed the technology development. Since 2004, Pim is a visiting professor at the COSIC institute of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. His inventions have resulted in numerous patents. He is widely acclaimed for his work in the security field and PUFs in particular. Several of Pim’s papers relating to PUFs have been published at leading security conferences. He co-authored the book Security with Noisy Data, which was published by Springer in 2007.













"The launch of the HIS Initiative reinforces the high degree of importance our industry places on security and authentication.  The HIS Initiative aligns thought leaders to reduce the barriers to HIS technology adoption by facilitating industry work and the development of proof points. We welcome their contributions as we work together to make counterfeiting a thing of the past."


—Pim Tuyls, Chief Executive Officer