Professor Vincent Rijmen, best known as one of the designers of the ubiquitously used Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), has received the RSA award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics. The award “recognizes innovation and ongoing contributions to the field of cryptography and mathematics”. More information can be found at the RSA conference website. Congratulations!
Talks by Honorary Doctor Anne Canteaut
Following the official awards ceremony on October 15 at which she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Bergen, Anne Canteaut gave two talks on the topic of cryptography and cryptanalysis: “Cryptanalysis – a never-ending story” on October 16, and “Lightweight cryptography – when cryptography meets mathematics” on October 17, respectively.
Speed-talk at department seminar
Nikolay Kaleyski gave a “speed-talk” on Boolean functions in cryptography at the department seminar today. A PDF copy of the slides is available.
Boolean team two-day gathering in Voss
The Boolean functions group will meet for two days in Voss from September 9 to September 10 2019. See the official program for details.
BFA-2019 in Florence
The Fourth International Workshop on Boolean Functions and Their Applications (BFA-2019) took place at the Villa Finaly in Florence, Italy between June 16 and June 21, 2019., and was held in honor of Prof. Claude Carlet’s 70-th birthday.
The submitted abstracts and slides of the talks are available online.
New career program at UiB
The Trond Mohn Foundation (TMS) and UiB have recruited 39 young outstanding researchers through the TMS Starting Grant scholarship scheme. Now the recipients of the scholarship are given extra follow-up through a new career program at the university.
PhD students receive travel grants
Diana Davidova, Nikolay Kaleyski, Irene Villa and Dan Zhang, PhD students from the Boolean Functions Team, have been awarded Meltzer travel grants for research visits. Davidova, Kaleyski and Villa will use their grants for the purpose of visiting prof. Claude Carlet at the University of Paris VIII in May 2019, and Zhang will use her grant for a research visit to the University of Waterloo.
Lilya Budaghyan elected member of NTVA
Lilya Budaghyan has become a member of the Norwegian Academy of Technical Sciences (NTVA).