Curriculum vitae in PDF

Research Interests

  • Cryptography and information security in general
  • Provably secure cryptography
  • Policy languages for access control and privacy

Education

  • Ph.D. in applied sciences, option computer science
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Advisors: Frank Piessens and Bart De Decker, May 2004
  • Burgerlijk ingenieur (cf. MSE) in computer science, summa cum laude
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, July 2000

Work Experience

  • April 2008 – present: Research Staff Member at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, engaged
    in several EU projects including PrimeLife, ABC4Trust, FI-WARE, FutureID.
  • October 2005 – March 2008: Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders
    (F.W.O.-Vlaanderen) at SCD-COSIC, Department of Electrical Engineering, Katholieke
    Universiteit Leuven
  • October 2005 – September 2006: Visiting postdoctoral researcher at Ecole Normale
    Supérieure (ENS), Paris
  • October 2004 – September 2005: Postdoctoral researcher at SCD-COSIC, Department of
    Electrical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • October 2000 – September 2004: Research Assistant of the Fund for Scientific Research –
    Flanders, Belgium (F.W.O.-Vlaanderen) at Distrinet group, Department of Computer
    Science, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • July 2004 – September 2004: Visiting scholar at University of California at San Diego
    (UCSD), working with Mihir Bellare and Chong Zhang on accurate metering schemes
  • July 2003 – October 2003: Visiting scholar at University of California at San Diego (UCSD),
    working with Mihir Bellare and Chanathip Namprempre on identity-based identification and
    signature schemes
  • January 2002 – September 2002: Visiting scholar at University of California at San Diego
    (UCSD), working with Mihir Bellare on transitive signatures

Professional Activities

  • Author of over 50 scientific publications, four book chapters, one book, and seven patents
    in the fields of cryptography and privacy policy languages. (Total of 1650 citations with
    h-index 19 on Google Scholar, see complete publication list).
  • Program chair of Latincrypt 2012
  • Program committee membership
    • PETS 2011 and 2012
    • SCN 2012
    • IFIP/PrimeLife Summer School on Privcay 2010, 2011, and 2012
    • ESORICS 2011
    • Provable Security 2010
    • Pairing 2009
    • Eurocrypt 2008
    • Security of Information and Networks (SIN) 2007
    • Information Security Conference (ISC) 2007
    • Indocrypt 2006
    • Mycrypt 2005
    • Workshop on Information Security and Application (WISA) 2005
  • Editorial board membership
    • IOS Press Series on Advances in Cryptology and Information Security (ACIS)
  • Member of OASIS SAML and XACML technical committees

Teaching Experience

  • Co-lecturer
    • Advanced methods in cryptography, spring 2007
    • KVIV course module on secure software engineering, fall 2000
  • Teaching assistant
    • Secure software engineering, 2000 - 2004
    • Operating systems, 2000, 2003
  • Guidance of Master theses
    • Various topics in security and cryptography, 2001 - 2004

Awards and Fellowships

  • Postdoctoral fellow of Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Oct 2005 - Present
  • Research assistant of Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), 2000 2004
  • IBM Belgium Awards for Informatics, winner, 2001
  • KVIV Thesis Award, laureate, 2000
  • Krypton Thesis Award, third prize, 2000

Personal Information

  • Born in Maasmechelen, Belgium, on January 28, 1978
  • Citizen of Belgium
  • Spoken languages: Dutch (native), English (fluent), French (fluent), German (fluent), Swiss-German (fluent), and Spanish (notion)

References

  • Prof. Mihir Bellare
    Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of California at San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0114, USA
    Phone: +1-858-534-4544
    Email:
  • Prof. Frank Piessens
    Departement Computerwetenschappen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Celestijnenlaan 200A
    B-3001 Heverlee-Leuven, Belgium
    Phone: +32-16-32 76 03
    Email:
  • Prof. Bart Preneel
    ESAT-COSIC, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Kasteelpark Arenberg 10
    B-3001 Heverlee-Leuven, Belgium
    Phone: +32-16-32 11 48
    Email: