Mar 26, 2009

Announcing Vincent Rijmen, co-designer of AES as our second keynote speaker



We are proud to announce Vincent Rijmen as our second keynote speaker. He will provide a keynote on the current state of security and cryptography.

Vincent Rijmen is a Belgian cryptographer and one of the designers of the Rijndael, the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Rijmen is also the co-designer of the WHIRLPOOL cryptographic hash function, and the block ciphers Anubis, KHAZAD, Square, NOEKEON and SHARK.

Since 1 August 2001, Rijmen has been working as chief cryptographer with Cryptomathic. From 2001–2003, Rijmen was a visiting professor at the Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications at Graz University of Technology (Austria), and a full professor there from 2004–2007. Since October 2007, Rijmen is an associate professor (hoofddocent) at K.U.Leuven, working once again with the COSIC lab.

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