Marc Stevens

Full Name
Dr.ir. M.M.J. Stevens
Function(s)
Scientific Staff Member
Email
Marc.Stevens@cwi.nl
Telephone
+31 20 592 4054
Room
M261
Department(s)
Cryptology
Homepage
https://marc-stevens.nl/research

Biography

Marc Stevens is a tenured researcher at the Cryptology Group at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica in Amsterdam. He obtained his PhD in 2012 from the Mathematical Institute, Leiden University, for which he was awarded the KHMW (The Royal Holland Society of Sciences) Martinus van Marum prize. He is an expert in cryptanalysis, with emphasis on practical attacks on MD5 and SHA-1. Research highlights are the construction of the MD5 'rogue' Certification Authority (CRYPTO'09 Best Paper Award), the invention of counter-cryptanalysis and the reconstruction of the cryptanalytic attack in the supermalware Flame (CRYPTO'13 Best Young Researcher Paper Award), and the achievement of the first collision for full SHA-1 (CRYPTO'17 Best Paper Award & 2017 Pwnie Award for best cryptologic attack).

Research

Publications

Current projects with external funding

  • Cryptanalysis of Widely-used Hash Function Standards and Beyond
  • Secure scalable policy-enforced distributed data processing

Grants

  • 2014 - Veni Innovational Research Grant NWO - Counter-cryptanalysis of Cryptologic Primitives (2014)

Awards

  • Pwnie Award for Best Cryptographic Attack (2017)
  • Best paper award - CRYPTO 2017 (2017)
  • Google Junior Faculty Applied Research Award in Security, Privacy & Anti-abuse (2016)
  • Best young researcher paper award - CRYPTO 2013 (2013)
  • Martinus van Marum Prize - Awarded by the KHMW & J.C. Ruigrok Stichting (2013)
  • Best paper award - CRYPTO 2009 (2009)
  • Best Master Thesis - TU/e (2007)