Invited lecture and SAC Summer School speakers:
Researcher, Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven (Belgium)View speaker bio
Tim Beyne is a postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in computer science and electrical engineering in 2017, and his master’s degree in mathematical engineering in 2019 from KU Leuven. Between 2019 and 2023, he was funded by a PhD fellowship for fundamental research from the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (FWO). His dissertation was advised by Vincent Rijmen and is entitled "A geometric approach to symmetric-key cryptanalysis". His research has been recognized with awards at Asiacrypt 2018, Crypto 2021 and Asiacrypt 2021.
Professor, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)View speaker bio
Tim Güneysu is professor and head of the chair for Security Engineering at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. He is also affiliated with the Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) division of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Bremen. Tim's primary research topics are in the secure design and low-level engineering of systems, with focus on advanced and quantum-secure cryptographic implementations, implementation and processor security as well as other aspects of hardware security. Tim published and contributed to more than 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications in the area of applied security and cryptography.
Professor, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo (Canada)View speaker bio
David Jao received his Ph.D in Mathematics from Harvard University in 2003. From 2003 to 2006, he worked in the Cryptography and Anti-Piracy Group at Microsoft Research, contributing cryptographic software modules for several Microsoft products. He is currently a professor in the Mathematics Faculty at the University of Waterloo. His research interests include elliptic curve cryptography, post-quantum cryptography, protocol design, and implementation. Prof. Jao is one of the inventors of isogeny-based cryptography and principal submitter of the SIKE cryptosystem, which advanced to round 4 of the NIST post-quantum cryptography standardization process before being broken in 2022.
Researcher, CNRS, the GREYC lab (France)View speaker bio
Adeline Roux-Langlois is a full-time researcher for CNRS (chargée de recherche in French) at the GREYC Lab in Caen, France. She obtained her PhD at the ENS Lyon in 2014 and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at EPFL in Switzerland. Her research focuses on lattice-based cryptography, in particular on the theoretical hardness of the underlying assumptions like the Learning With Errors problem (LWE) and its Module variant (MLWE). She also works on cryptographic constructions based on lattices.
Professor Emeritus, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo (Canada)View speaker bio
Dr. Douglas Stinson obtained his PhD in Mathematics 1981 from the University of Waterloo. He held postdoctoral and faculty positions at the University of Manitoba (1981-1989); the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1990-1998); and the University of Waterloo (1998-2019), where he was a University Professor from 2013-2019. Following his retirement in 2019, Dr. Stinson is a Professor Emeritus in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. He is also an Adjunct Research Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Carleton University.
Dr. Stinson's research interests include combinatorial mathematics (especially combinatorial design theory and coding theory) and cryptography (especially unconditionally secure cryptography). He is the author of almost 400 research papers and books, including the best-selling textbook Cryptography Theory and Practice, which is now in its fourth edition. Dr. Stinson has supervised 17 PhD students and 16 Masters students. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2011.