Christine van Vredendaal works in the Innovation Center for Crypto & Security at NXP Semiconductors in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Her background is in mathematics and cryptography. In 2018 she completed her PhD thesis ‘Exploiting mathematical structures in cryptography’ with distinction at Eindhoven University of Technology. At NXP she now works on several topics concerning innovation in the area of cryptography or security. Her current focus lies on security for machine learning and how to make the smart machines of the future less vulnerable to attacks.