Brussels / 31 January & 1 February 2015


Joan Daemen

Joan Daemen got his PhD in Cryptography at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in March 1995. He has continued to design and cryptanalyze block ciphers, stream ciphers and cryptographic hash functions ever since. In 1997, he designed in collaboration with Vincent Rijmen the block cipher Rijndael that NIST selected to become the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) in October 2000. During the fourteen years that have passed, AES has become ubiquitous and it has influenced the majority of symmetric cryptography primitives designed since. Nowadays, Joan works in the Secure Microcontrollers Division of STMicroelectronics in Diegem, Belgium. There, with Guido Bertoni, Michaƫl Peeters and Gilles Van Assche, he formed the Keccak team, that designed of the Keccak sponge function. NIST selected selected Keccak to become the SHA-3 standard hash function in October 2012. In parallel with his crypto work, Joan designs and specifies secure microcontroller based security architectures. His work in cryptography has lead to numerous scientific publications including a book on Rijndael. Joan has also served as a jury member of about a dozen PhDs, served in numerous program committees and has given many invited talks at cryptography and security conferences.


Title Day Room Track Start End
Keccak and SHA-3: code and standard updates
From the Keccak Code Package to a wide range of cryptographic applications
Sunday K.1.105 (La Fontaine) Security 11:00 11:50