Classic McEliece Submission to NIST‘s Post-Quantum Standardization together with Daniel J. Bernstein, Tung Chou, Tanja Lange, Ingo von Maurich, Rafael Misoczki, Ruben Niederhagen, Edoardo Persichetti, Peter Schwabe, Nicolas Sendrier, Jakub Szefer, and Wen Wang.
Great to see that my Ph.D. research is relevant for the next crypto standardization, i.e., the parameters in the 2008 paper Attacking and defending the McEliece cryptosystem are still holding up.
Now included as the IND-CCA2 KEM parameters for mceliece6960119:
m = 13, n = 6960, t = 119, l = 256.
Moreover, more PQCrypto code-based crypto submissions also used my complexity computations to determine the security level of their proposals.
I gave a lecture at the ECRYPT winter school in Zurich, Switzerland on how large enterprises manage cryptographic keys and public-key certificates.
One of the goals was to bridge the gap between industry and academia. I.e., answering the question: how long will it take to get pqcrypto research into practice in a large enterprise environment.
Together with my IBM Belgium colleagues I organized a crypto workshop for 10-14 year old girls at the Digital Muse Girl Tech Fest in Brussels on Saturday April 30, 2016. We ran 4 workshops where the girls learned how to make and break ciphers – all toy examples of course. Still, lots of fun and great to see that girls enjoy math and crypto!
Klaus Kursawe and I won the ARES 2015 Best Paper Award for our paper Structural Weaknesses in the Open Smart Grid Protocol. eprint
While working for ENCS I was one of the researchers on the FP7 project SeGRID (Security for Smart Electricity GRIDs ). I contributed in particular to the deliverables.
D1.1 – Architecture and design for use cases. html
D1.3 – First report on Security & privacy goals. html
Project website: https://segrid.eu/