Serge received his M.Sc. in mathematics in March 1998 from the Swiss
Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich. The following years, he spent as a Ph.D. student in the
Information Security and Cryptography Group
at ETH Zürich and in the Cryptography and Security Group at
University of Aarhus (Denmark), where he received his Ph.D. in 2003.
He then worked as a Postdoc Research Fellow at
Macquarie University in Sydney (Australia).
In August 2004, Serge joined the Cryptology Group at CWI in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), where he is now a senior researcher. Since 2018, Serge is also a professor at the Mathematical Institute, Leiden University.
Serge is an editorial board member of Journal of Cryptology and of IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, and a steering committee member of QCrypt and Beyond IID In Information Theory. He is/was PC (co-)chair for ICITS 2011, PKC 2017 and EUROCRYPT 2025, and he has co-organized QCrypt 2020 and 2021. He served as PC member for more the 30 conferences and as PhD committee member for more than 15 students.
- NWO NWA Cybersecurity consortium grant for the project HAPKIDO - Hybrid Approach for quantum-safe Public Key Infrastructure Development for Organisations, October 2021. Consortium partners: CWI, TU Delft, TNO, KPN, Logius, Microsoft, Zynyo.
- NWO Free Competition personal grant, April 2013.
- NWO Open Competition personal grant, April 2008.
- NWO Veni personal grant, December 2005. (An article on this - in Dutch though - can be found on kennislink.nl, a Dutch popular-scientific on-line magazine.)