Two CWI cryptographers honoured at CRYPTO 2013

During CRYPTO – one of the two leading crypto conferences in the world – two researchers from Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam were honoured: Ronald Cramer and Marc Stevens. The 33rd CRYPTO conference took place in  Santa Barbara, Ca., USA in August 2013.

During CRYPTO – one of the two leading crypto conferences in the world – two researchers from Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam were honoured: Ronald Cramer and Marc Stevens. The 33rd CRYPTO conference took place in  Santa Barbara, Ca., USA in August 2013.

Ronald Cramer (left) inaugurated as Fellow of IACR, receiving a plaque from Bart Preneel (right), President of IACR.

On Tuesday 20 August Prof. Ronald Cramer was inaugurated as a Fellow of IACR, the International Association for Cryptologic Research. Cramer was praised for his "fundamental contributions to cryptography, sustained educational leadership in cryptography, and service to the IACR".  Cramer is the first researcher working in the Netherlands to receive this prestigious award.

Ronald Cramer inaugurated as IACR Fellow Ronald Cramer's inaugural speech as a Fellow of IACR at CRYPTO 2013, Santa Barbara, Ca., USA.


On the same day Marc Stevens received the Best Young-Authored Paper Award from the Crypto program committee  for his paper "Counter-cryptanalysis: reconstructing Flame's new variant collision attack". He received a plaque during the business meeting on Tuesday evening. CWI cryptanalyst Stevens – known from breaking the https internet security in 2008 and the analysis of the Flame espionage software in 2012 – recently published open source software to detect forged digital signatures.

Marc Stevens wins IACR Best Young-Authored Paper Award

Marc Stevens receiving the Best Young-Authored Paper Award from the Crypto program committee at CRYPTO 2013.

 

More information

- Ronald Cramer as a Fellow of IACR (IACR website)
- the CWI press release on Ronald Cramer appointed as Fellow of IACR
- the CWI press release on the publication of Stevens' software that detects forged digital signatures
- the CWI cryptanalysis web page
- the program of CRYPTO 2013

 

Pictures: S. Fehr (CWI).