Bart Preneel

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Bart Preneel
Born (1963-10-15) 15 October 1963 (age 52)
Residence Leuven, Belgium
Fields Cryptography
Institutions Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
University of California at Berkeley
Alma mater Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Doctoral advisor Joos Vandewalle
René Govaerts
Doctoral students Christophe De Cannière
Frederik Vercauteren
Souradyuti Paul
Known for Hash Functions
Miyaguchi-Preneel scheme

Bart Preneel (born October 15, 1963) is a Flemish cryptographer and cryptanalyst. He is a professor at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, in the COSIC group,.[1] He was the president of the International Association for Cryptologic Research in 2008-2013 and project manager of ECRYPT.

Simultaneously with Shoji Miyaguchi, he invented the Miyaguchi–Preneel scheme, a robust structure used in hash functions such as Whirlpool. He is one of the authors of the RIPEMD-160 hash function. He was also a co-inventor of the stream cipher MUGI which later on went on to become a Japanese standard, and of the stream cipher Trivium which is a well-received entrant to the eSTREAM project.

He has also contributed to the cryptanalysis of RC4, SOBER-t32, MacGuffin, Helix, Phelix, Py, TPypy, the HAVAL cryptographic hash function and the SecurID hash function, among others.


  1. ^ "K.U.Leuven: Who-is-who". K.U.Leuven. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 

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