Elena Andreeva is a FWO (flemish research foundation) funded postdoctoral researcher at the COSIC research group of KU Leuven, Belgium. She obtained her MSc in computer science from the university of Saarland, Germany and her PhD in electrical engineering dealing with provable security of hash functions under the supervision of Prof. Bart Preneel from KU Leuven, Belgium. Her main research interests in the field of cryptography are definitional, provable security and design aspects of cryptographic primitives. She has published over 20 papers at international conferences and journals and serves on numerous program committees in the area of cryptography and information security.
Begül Bilgin is a PhD student in a joint program at the COSIC research group of KU Leuven under the supervision of Vincent Rijmen and at the SCS research group of UTwente under the supervision of Pieter H. Hartel. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and her master’s degree in cryptography from Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Her main research interests are lightweight cryptography and secure hardware implementations.
Andrey Bogdanov is an Associate Professor in Cryptology at the Technical University of Denmark. He joined the Technical University of Denmark in 2012. In 2011, he was a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research in Redmond, USA. From 2009 to 2012, he was a postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven, Belgium. In 2009, he obtained his PhD degree from the Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany. From 2005 to 2009, he worked for a start-up in the area of embedded security and applied cryptography in Germany. Among others, his interests include the design and cryptanalysis of symmetric-key algorithms, their provable aspects as well as secure and efficient implementations. He has published over 70 research papers in international conferences and journals. He serves on various program committees.
Atul Luykx is a PhD student under the supervision of Bart Preneel at the COSIC research group of KU Leuven. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cornell University and his master’s degree in mathematical engineering from KU Leuven.
Florian Mendel is a postdoctoral researcher at Graz University of Technology. He received a MSc degree in technical mathematics and a PhD degree in computer engineering from Graz University of Technology in 2005 and 2010, respectively. Subsequently, he became a postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven. In 2012, he returned to Graz University of Technology and continues his research activities on the design and analysis of cryptographic primitives. He has published over 50 papers at international conferences and journals. He serves on various program committees and is area editor for IET Information Security.
Bart Mennink is a postdoctoral researcher at the COSIC research group of KU Leuven, Belgium. He received a BSc and MSc degree in mathematics from Eindhoven University of Technology in 2007 and 2009, respectively, both with the greatest distinction (cum laude). In 2013, he obtained his PhD degree in electrical engineering from KU Leuven, summa cum laude with congratulations of the Board of Examiners. The PhD was performed under supervision of Bart Preneel and Vincent Rijmen, and dealt with the provable security of cryptographic hash functions. He has published over 20 papers at international conferences and journals.
Nicky Mouha is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the COSIC research group of KU Leuven, Belgium. He is currently supported by a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO-Vlaanderen). In 2012, he obtained a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at KU Leuven, under the supervision of Bart Preneel. The topic of his Ph.D. thesis was “Automated Techniques for Hash Function and Block Cipher Cryptanalysis.” In 2008, he graduated summa cum laude as an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Burgerlijk Elektrotechnisch Ingenieur) at KU Leuven.
Kan Yasuda is a Senior Research Scientist at the Information Security Project, NTT Secure Platform Laboratories. He received his Ph.D. degree in mathematical sciences from the University of Tokyo in 2003. He has been working for NTT since 2004.
Qingju Wang is a PhD student in a joint program between the COSIC research group of KU Leuven under the supervision of Bart Preneel and Vincent Rijmen, and the LoCCS research group of Shanghai Jiao Tong University under the supervision of Dawu Gu. She obtained her master’s degree in mathematics from Central South University, China. Her main research interests are design and cryptanalysis of cryptographic primitives.