The George Boole International Prize for 2020 has been awarded to Sihem Mesnager, for her significant contributions to the theory of Boolean functions. Congratulations!
Claude Carlet’s comprehensive new monograph on the topic of i.a. cryptographic Boolean functions is published by Cambridge University Press. The book constitutes a significant expansion of Claude’s previous text on the topic, and aims to be an encyclopedic guide to the foundations and recent results in the area.
Lilya Budaghyan, leader of the Boolean Functions Team, receives the Trond Mohn Foundation Starting Grant from 2017 to 2021 for the research project Construction of Optimal Boolean Functions.
In a recent interview with the TMS, she explained content of her project and talked about the progress in the project.
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!
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Prof. Ernst Sejersted Selmer, the 11th of February, from 08:00 to 16:00, the Ernst Selmer National Event will be held in the auditorium at Vilvite, in Bergen. It will gather national collaborators, representatives from the government, the University of Bergen, and other organizations.
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.
The Boolean functions group will meet for two days in Voss from September 9 to September 10 2019. See the official program for details.
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.