27 - 29 May 2008
Antwerp (BE)
ECRYPT: Challenges and Perspectives for Academia and Industry


Below you find the preliminary list of confirmed speakers

Patrick Bas (CNRS)

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Patrick Bas received the Electrical Engineering degree from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, in 1997 and the Ph.D. degree in Signal and Image processing from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, in 2000.

From 1997 to 2000, he was a member of the Laboratoire des Images et des Signaux de Grenoble (LIS), France, where he worked on still image watermarking. During his post-doctoral activities, he was a Member of the Communications and Remote Sensing Laboratory of the Faculty of Engineering at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. His research interests include image and video compression and copyright protection of multimedia contents. Patrick Bas is now employed by the CNRS as a Chargé de Recherche. [homepage]

Jacques Bus (Head of Unit F5 Security, EC)

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Jacques Bus, born in the Netherlands in 1947, studied Mathematics at the University of Amsterdam and obtained his PhD with a thesis in Numerical Mathematics. He worked as a researcher at CWI (Amsterdam) for 15 years. In 1988 he joined the European Commission services in the Unit for Computer Integrated Manufacturing in the Esprit programme. Since then he has been responsible for programme wide operational and organisational affairs in the Esprit and IST programme and for Informatics support in DG Information Society. From June 2000 till March 2004 he was Head of the Unit Software Technologies and Distributed Systems in the IST programme, which included the coordination of activities on Open Source Software within the IST programme. Since early 2003 he has been active in the preparation of a European Security Research Programme addressing development of multidisciplinary, integrated solutions for the security of citizens. From March 2004 he has taken responsibilities for the unit Security in the IST Programme, which includes Research and technology Development for Network and Information System Security, Trustworthy Computing and DRM, Biometrics, Identity management and Critical Information Infrastructure Protection.]

Christian Cachin (IBM)

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Christian Cachin graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from ETH Zurich in 1997. From 1997 to 1998 he was postdoctoral researcher at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, the birthplace of RSA and a hotspot of modern cryptography. He has been a Research Staff Member at the IBM Zurich Research Lab since 1998, where he was involved in a number of projects in security and distributed systems.

He has authored many publications in the areas of cryptology and distributed systems, holds several patents on secure protocols, and has been a frequent member of program committees of technical conferences. He is a Director of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). He co-chaired and organized Eurocrypt 2004 in Interlaken. His current research interests are cryptography, distributed systems, network security, and information hiding.[homepage]

Jana Dittmann (GAUSS)

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Jana Dittmann studied Computer Science and Economy at the Technical University in Darmstadt. In 1999, she received her PhD from the Technical University of Darmstadt. She has been a Professor in the field of multimedia and security at the University of Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg since September 2002.

Jana Dittmann specializes in the field of Multimedia Security. Her research is mainly focused on security aspects in the field of digital watermarking, hidden communication, media forensics, biometrics for user authentication and automotive security. She has many national and international publications, is a member of several conference PCs, and organizes workshops and conferences in the field of multimedia and security issues. She was involved in all last ten ACM Multimedia and Security Workshops.

In 2001 and 2005, she was a co-chair of the CMS2001 conference that took place in May 2002 in Darmstadt, Germany and in September 2005 in Salzburg, Austria. In 2006 she organized the second conference GI Sicherheit 2006 in Magdeburg, Germany. She is an Associated Editor for the ACM Multimedia Systems Journal, SPIE JEI and for the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. Dr. Dittmann is a member of the ACM, IEEE and GI Informatik. Furthermore she is involved in management activities within the EU Network of Excellence ECRYPT, where she is co-leading the WAVILA Virtual Lab together with Sviatoslav Voloshynovskiy and Christian Kraetzer. [homepage]

Bernhard Esslinger (Deutsche Bank)

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Bernhard Esslinger was Head software development and product management till 1998 for all security components in the product R/3, and Chief Security Officer (CSO) at SAP AG.

Since 1998 he has been involved with different tasks within Deutsche Bank AG; first head IT security at staff, currently he is responsible for the global PKI and the adequate usage of cryptography within the enterprise.

Since 2001 he has a teaching position at the Institute of Information Systems at the University of Siegen. Since 1998 he is head of the open source project CrypTool (www.cryptool.org), which creates the most popular e-learning program about cryptology.

Alain Esterle (ENISA)

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Alain Esterle is Enginner of Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, France) since 1971. He got his PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington) in 1976 and graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in 1978 (Toulouse, France). He also completed the programme for Senior Experts in national and international security at the University of Harvard (Boston, Massachusetts). He is permanent member of the International Academy of Astronautics. Alain has been working for 25 years on space programmes and policies, both on technical, scientific and operational matters, and has been extensively involved in European and international space cooperation. He worked at the French ministry of defence (Delegation for the Strategic Affairs) from 1995 to 1999 and was then an active partner in the French military system and organization adaptation to the new international and European security context. He joined the services of the Prime minister in 2000 at General Secretariat for National Defence (SGDN) as Deputy Director of the Central directorate for information system security (DCSSI). He has had a leading role in the elaboration of the national IT security policy and later its inter-ministerial implementation. From 2005, Alain is Head of Technical Department at ENISA, in charge of risk assessment and risk management methods and tools, security policy and security tools ands architectures. He is expert to the European Commission and has been directly involved in the evaluation of the three calls of the Preparatory Action on Security Research from 2004 to 2006. Over the last thirty years, Alain has been author of many articles and several books on a wide variety of topics related to high-tech development, scientific research and international security. He has been lecturer in various Universities in Europe, Canada and USA. He gave training courses on network and information security.

Pierre-Alain Fouque (ENS)

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Pierre-Alain Fouque is currently an associate professor at the Ecole normale superieure (ENS) since 2003. After an engineer diploma in telecommunication in 1999 from INT Telecom and ENST Bretagne, and a master from the university of Paris VII in 1999, he made his PhD at the crypto team of the ENS. Then, he made a two-year postdoc at the crypto lab of the DCSSI (a french administration for the security of information systems).

His current research interests are cryptanalysis of multivariate schemes and the security of hash functions. [homepage]

Henri Gilbert (Orange Labs/SAGE)

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Henri Gilbert is fellow expert in cryptography at Orange Labs, formerly France Telecom R&D. His main research interests are the design and analysis of cryptographic algorithms and he has authored numerous publications in this area. He has designed security algorithms used in several systems operated by the Orange group, has participated in various national or European research projects, and is a member of the group of experts in charge of specifying cryptographic algorithms for telecommunication systems in Europe [homepage].

Thomas Johansson (LUND)

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Thomas Johansson is a professor in the Department of Information Technology at Lund University, Sweden.

His main research interests are all aspects of cryptography and coding, especially topics that relate cryptography to information theory and coding. The current academic year he lectures one undergraduate course in Cryptography and one Ph.D. course on the same subject. [homepage]

Ton Kalker (HP)

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Ton Kalker received the Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, The Netherlands, in 1986. From 1986 to 2004 he was with Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, working on formal verification of VLSI design (1986 - 1991), video and image coding (1992 - 1995), watermarking (1996 -2000) and robust hashing (2001 - 2004). In 1994 he was a visitor scholar at the University of California Berkeley. From 1999 to 2005 he was part-time faculty at the University of Eindhoven, teaching 'signal processing for data protection'. He was elected Fellow of IEEE in 2001 for his contributions to practical applications of watermarking. In 2004 he joined Hewlett-Packard Laboratories as a Distinguished Technologist, focusing on media security, interoperability of DRM system in particular. His interests include signal and image processing, biometrics, watermarking, robust hashing, cryptography, fingerprinting and tracing, processing in encrypted domains, and Digital Rights Management. He was instrumental in the creation of the Content Identification business unit of Philips Electronics, successful in commercializing watermarking and other identification technologies. He is currently one of the lead architects of the Coral consortium on DRM interoperability. Ton Kalker is an active member of academic community, in particular IEEE Signal Processing, IEEE Information Theory, SPIE Electronic Imaging and AES. He has served on multiple Ph.D. thesis committees, and he is a frequently invited speaker at conferences and panels on issues of multimedia security. He serves on multiple conference program committees, and has been co-chair of the International Workshop on Digital Watermarking (IWDW). He has been associate editor of IEEE T-MM, and is reviewer for T-SP, T-IP, T-MM and T-IT. He has been a member of the IMDSP TC and chair of the IFS TC. He has(co-)authored more than 180 journal and conference submissions, as well as 30 patents and 39 patent applications. Ton Kalker is one of the co-founders of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics, for which he currently serves as an associate editor. He served as the first Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee of Information Forensics and Security. He is on the scientific advisory board of the European projects ECRYPT and SPEED. [homepage]

Christian Kraetzer (GAUSS)

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Christian Kraetzer studied Computer Science at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany. In May 2005, he completed his Diploma Thesis. Currently he is working in the fields of hidden communication (in particular on audio steganography and steganalysis), digital watermarking and media forensics.

Christian Kraetzer co-authored many national and international publications, amongst others in the proceedings of ACM Multimedia and Security Workshop, SPIE conference (Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents, at the IS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging) as well as Information Hiding. He is involved in the research and management activities within the EU Network of Excellence ECRYPT, where he is co-leading the WAVILA Virtual Lab together with Jana Dittmann and Sviatoslav Voloshynovskiy.[homepage]

Tanja Lange (TU/e)

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Tanja Lange is professor at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Before joining TUE she worked at the Technical University of Denmark and the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. She is well-known for her work on elliptic and hyperelliptic curves, making hyperelliptic curves competitive with elliptic curves in speed and beating them for special choices. She is one of the main authors of the Handbook of Elliptic and Hyperelliptic Curve Cryptography

Together with Christof Paar she lead the ECRYPT virtual lab VAMPIRE about implementation of cryptography in hard- and software. They funded the "SHARCS -- Special-purpose Hardware for Attacking Cryptographic Systems" workshop series which is running in the third year. Together with Daniel Bernstein she is running the eBATS (ECRYPT Benchmarking of Asymmetric Systems) competition. [homepage]

Gregory Neven (IBM)

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Gregory Neven is a research staff member in the field of cryptography and computer security at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory. He received his MSE and Ph.D from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2000 and 2004, respectively, and spent extended research visits at University of California San Diego and Ecole Normale Supérieure.

His main research interests are in provable security for cryptographic primitives and protocols, and more recently in privacy policy languages. [homepage]

Phong Nguyen (ENS)

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Phong Q. Nguyen has a CNRS position as researcher at the École normale supérieure, in the Crypto team. His research Area involves Cryptology (see the International Association for Cryptologic Research). Phong Q. Nguyen manages the AZTEC lab, ECRYPT's Virtual Lab on Asymmetric Techniques. He is also associate editor of the Journal of Cryptology and the Journal of Mathematical Cryptology [homepage]

Valtteri Niemi (Nokia)

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Valtteri Niemi received a PhD degree from the University of Turku, Finland, Mathematics Department, in 1989. After serving in various positions in Univ of Turku. he was an Associate Professor in the Mathematics and Statistics Department of the University of Vaasa, Finland, during 1993-97.

He joined Nokia Research Center (NRC), Helsinki in 1997 and in 1999 he was nominated as a Research Fellow. During 2004-2006, he was responsible for Nokia research in wireless security area as a Senior Research Manager. Starting from 2007, Dr. Niemi has been leading the Trustworthy Communications and Identities team in the Internet laboratory of NRC, Helsinki.

Dr. Niemi now works on security issues in future mobile networks and terminals, the main emphasis being on cryptological aspects. He has participated 3GPP SA3 (security) standardization group from the beginning. Starting from 2003, he has been the chairman of the group. Before 3GPP, Niemi took part in ETSI SMG 10 for GSM security work.

In addition to cryptology and security, Dr. Niemi has done research on the area of formal languages. He has published more than 40 scientific articles and he is a co-author of two books.

Ventzislav Nikov (NXP)

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Ventzislav Nikov has a degree in Mathematics from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ochridski" in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Cryptography from Technical University of Eindhoven in 2005. He worked as Security Expert & Architect at ACUNIA (2000 - 2002) and Philips (2004-2007) and since 2007 has joined NXP Semiconductors as Principal Researcher. His current interests are in cryptography, security applications, content protection and software IP protection.

Alexander Opel (FHG)

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Alexander Opel studied Computational Visualistics at Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg. His diploma thesis completed at Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt dealt with the robustness of digital watermarking methods. The focus of his work was on the compensation of local geometric distortions in raster image data. Finishing his studies in 2006 he since has been working as a scientist and project manager with the Security Technology for Graphics and Communication Systems department at Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD. Research interests in his work are in the fields of liveness detection of biometric systems, video surveillance, and the analysis of crowds. Since 2005 he has been active as a freelance editor with the online computer magazine ComputerBase.de dealing with current topics of the IT world, e.g. the security of Windows operating systems.

Christof Paar (RUB)

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Christof Paar has the Chair for Embedded Security at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. Before coming to Bochum, he was professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. He co-founded, with Cetin Koc,the CHES (Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems) workshop series. His research interests cover fast software and hardware realizations of cryptographic algorithms, physical security, and cryptanalytical hardware. He also works on real-world applications of embedded security,e.g., in cars, consumer devices, smart cards, and RFID. Christof has taught extensively in industry, including courses at GTE, NASA, Motorola Research, and Philips Research. [homepage]

Giuseppe Persiano (UNISA)

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Giuseppe Persiano got his Laurea cum laude in Computer Science from the Università di Salerno in 1986. In 1988 he got a Master of Science and in 1992 he got a Ph.D. Both degrees are in Computer Science and from Harvard University.

Since November 1994 he has been Professor of Computer Science at the Dipartimento di Informatica ed Applicazioni of the Università di Salerno. His research focuses on cryptography and the design and analysis of computer algorithms. In particular, he has been working on secure computation, distributed computation, and algorithm for selfish agents.[homepage]

Reinhard Posch (ENISA)

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Prof. Reinhard Posch is born on 16 April 1951 and has the Austrian nationality. He is married and has three children.

Since 2001, Reinhard Posch has been the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Government of Austria. The role of the CIO for the federal government is primarily the strategic coordination of activities in the field of information and communications technology. As such the CIO heads the Austrian eGovernment platform “DIGITAL AUSTRIA”. 2007 he became elected chairmen of the management board of the European Network and Information Security Agency ENISA.

Educated at the Graz University of Technology, where he earned a diploma in engineering and a PhD, Reinhard was appointed as an assistant professor and later as full professor. He is head of the Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications at the Graz University of Technology. Since 1999, he has been scientific director of the Austrian Security Information Technology Centre (A-SIT). [homepage]

Vincent Rijmen (K.U.Leuven)

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Vincent Rijmen obtained in 1993 the degree of electronics engineer at the University of Leuven, Belgium (K.U.Leuven). Subsequently, he obtained a grant from the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research and became PhD. student at the computer security research group COSIC, department ESAT of the same university. In 1997, he finished his doctoral dissertation on the design and analysis of block ciphers. He continued his researching activities in the COSIC research group, collaborating on several occasions with his friend and former colleague Dr. Joan Daemen. One of their joint projects resulted in the algorithm Rijndael, which in October 2000 was selected by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to become the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). From August 1st, 2001 till 2004, he has been working with Cryptomathic as chief cryptographer. Since October 2004, he works as a full professor at the Graz University of Technology (Austria). From 2007 onwards he combines his position in Graz with a position at K.U.Leuven Cosic. [homepage]

Matt Robshaw (FTRD)

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Matt Robshaw is a Senior Expert at Orange Labs, formerly France Telecom Research and Development. His research interests are focused around the analysis, design, implementation, and deployment of cryptographic algorithms.

Of particular recent interest have been topics on block ciphers, stream ciphers, and hash functions as well as dedicated solutions for constrained devices.

Reiner Sailer (IBM)

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Reiner Sailer received his PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany in 1999. He joined the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in 1999, where currently he is a Research Staff Member and the Manager of the Security Services (GSAL) group. He previously led the Trusted Virtual Datacenter project at the T. J. Watson Research Center. His current research interests include systems security, trusted computing, virtualization infrastructure security, and virtualization-based security services. [homepage]

Berry Schoenmakers (TU/e)

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Berry Schoenmakers is an associate professor in cryptography at TU Eindhoven, and an advisor in cryptography of Philips Research Labs.

He specializes in the area of privacy-protecting protocols with applications to electronic voting, electronic payment systems, and, more generally, secure multiparty computation, including work on implementation of systems based on such protocols.[homepage]

Pim Tuyls (Philips)

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Dr. Pim Tuyls studied Theoretical Physics at the Catholic Univerisity of Leuven where he got a Ph.D. on Quantum Dynamical Entropy in 1997.

Currently he works as a Principal Scientist at Philips Research in the Netherlands where he is leading the applied crypto activities. Since 2004, he is also a visiting professor at the Cosic institute in Leuven.

His main interests are in Key Extraction from Noisy Data (Physical Unclonable Functions and Private Biometrics) and in applications of Secure Multi-Party Computation.

Sviatoslav Voloshynovskiy (UNIGE)

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Sviatoslav Voloshynovskiy received the radio engineer degree from Lviv Polytechnic Institute, Lviv, Ukraine, in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from State University Lvivska Politechnika, Lviv, Ukraine, in 1996. From 1998 to 1999, he was a Visiting Scholar with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently, he is an Associate Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Head of the Stochastic Information Processing Group at the University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. His research interests are in information- theoretic aspects of digital data hiding, visual communications with side information and stochastic image modeling. He has coauthored about 200 journal and conference papers as well as ten patents. He has served as a Consultant to private industry in the above areas. [homepage]

Michael Ward (MasterCard)

Michael Ward works in the Chip Centre of Excellence Product Security department within MasterCard Worldwide‘s Advanced Payments group. He provides security expertise in areas such as cryptography and key management for chip card applications and is chairman of the EMVCo Security Working Group.

He participates in various international standards bodies including ISO/IEC JTC 1 /SC 27/WG 2 Information Technology - Security Techniques and Mechanisms, ISO TC 68 Financial Services, and the European Payments Council Security Payments Task Force. Before joining MasterCard he was an employee at APACS (the Association for Payment Clearing Services) in the UK where he was involved with the UK migration to chip card technology. He has a degree in mathematics from Oxford University and a Ph.D. from Royal Holloway, London University.

Benjamin Weyl (BMW)

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Benjamin Weyl graduated in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Munich University of Technology (TUM) in 2003. Since 2003 he is engaged in research at BMW Group Research focussing on security for in-vehicular environments, car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure scenarios and has received his Ph. D. from the Darmstadt University of Technology in 2007. He is chairing the working group on security in the Car-to-Car Communications Consortium standardisation initiative and has been active in various research consortia such as the EC FP6 IST projects DAIDALOS and GST.

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