Invited Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Ward Beullens – IBM Research Europe, Switzerland

Ward Beullens received his PhD in 2021 from KU Leuven under the supervision of Bart Preneel and Frederik Vercauteren. He is currently a research fellow at IBM Zürich. His main research interest is building post-quantum signatures and analyzing the security of cryptographic protocols (as demonstrated by his recent break of Rainbow and claiming one of Ethereum’s Legendre PRF challenge prizes).

Anne Canteaut – INRIA Paris, France

Anne Canteaut is a French researcher in cryptography, working at the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA) in Paris. She is currently the chair of the INRIA Evaluation Committee, and of the FSE steering committee.

Her main research interest include symmetric cryptography, sequences and finite fields. Most notably, her work focuses on the analysis of the mathematical properties of the building-blocks in symmetric primitives and on their impact on security. She is also the co-designer of several cryptographic primitives, including the stream ciphers Sosemanuk, Decim and Kreyvium, the hash function Shabal and the block ciphers Prince and Saturnin.

Koray Karabina – National Research Council of Canada

Koray Karabina leads the Cryptography and Quantum Computing Team at the National Research Council of Canada, and he is appointed as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Waterloo. Koray Karabina’s research focuses on the design, implementation, and cryptanalysis of cryptographic algorithms and protocols. He is particularly interested in elliptic curve cryptography, post-quantum cryptography, and secure biometrics.