Selmer Center in Secure Communication

Influential scientists join our group

Prof. Vincent Rijmen, Yuri Movsisyan, Claude Carlet, Sondre Rønjom partly join the Selmer Center.

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The Selmer Center has a long tradition in conducting research at a high international level. In recent years, the center has attracted more leading scientists in the fields of cryptography, coding theory and discrete mathematics to join the group.

Prof. Vincent Rijmen

Prof. Vincent Rijmen is a Belgian cryptographer and one of the two designers of the Rijndael, the Advanced Encryption Standard. Rijmen is also the co-designer of the WHIRLPOOL cryptographic hash function, and the block ciphers AnubisKHAZADSquareNOEKEON, and SHARK. In 2002, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR100 as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35.

Since 2007, Prof. Vincent Rijmen has been working at COSIC lab, K.U.Leuven, where he did his postdoc work and designed the AES with Prof. Joan Daemen

Prof. Vincent Rijmen will join the Selmer Center as a Professor II for 10% from Jan. 2019.

Prof. Yuri Movsisyan 

Prof. Yuri Movsisyan is a top specialist in math logic and cryptography, from Yerevan State University, Armenia.

Since July 1st, 2018, Prof. Yuri Movsisyan joined the Selmer Center as a consultant.

Prof. Claude Carlet  

Prof. Claude Carlet is a top scientist in cryptographic Boolean functions, cryptography and coding theory.

Since October 1st, 2017, Prof. Claude Carlet joined the Selmer Center as a consultant.

Dr. Sondre Rønjom

Dr. Sondre Rønjom is a leading researcher from NSM and an expert in cryptography. He completed his master and Ph.D. degrees in 2006 and 2009 on cryptanalysis and has been active in the community of cryptography with several publications on leading international journal and conference proceedings.

Since 2016, Dr. Sondre Rønjom joined the Selmer Center as an adjunct associate professor.