Paulo S. L. M. Barreto

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Paulo Sérgio Licciardi Messeder Barreto
Born (1965-11-19) 19 November 1965 (age 55)
Alma materUniversity of São Paulo
Known forCryptographic hash functions, Pairing-based cryptography, Post-quantum cryptography
Scientific career
InstitutionsEscola Politécnica, University of São Paulo School of Engineering and Technology, University of Washington Tacoma

Paulo S. L. M. Barreto (born 1965) is a Brazilian cryptographer and one of the designers of the Whirlpool hash function and the block ciphers Anubis and KHAZAD, together with Vincent Rijmen. He has also co-authored a number of research works on elliptic curve cryptography and pairing-based cryptography, including the eta pairing technique,[1] identity-based cryptographic protocols,[2] and the family of Barreto-Naehrig (BN) pairing-friendly elliptic curves.[3] More recently he has been focusing his research on post-quantum cryptography, being one of the discoverers of quasi-dyadic codes[4] and quasi-cyclic moderate-density parity-check (QC-MDPC) codes[5] to instantiate the McEliece and Niederreiter cryptosystems and related schemes.

His paper "Efficient Algorithms for Pairing-Based Cryptosystems",[6] jointly written with Hae Y. Kim, Ben Lynn and Mike Scott and presented at the Crypto 2002 conference, has been identified in March 2005 as a "Hot Paper", and in December 2005 as "Fast Breaking Paper", by Thomson ISI's Essential Science Indicators (now Science Watch), by virtue of being among the top one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) most cited papers and by having the largest percentage increase in citations in the Computer Science category.[7][8]

Barreto was born in Salvador, capital of the northeastern state of Bahia, Brazil. In 1987, he graduated in Physics at the University of São Paulo. He subsequently worked at Unisys Brazil Ltd and Scopus Tecnologia S/A as a software developer and then as chief cryptographer. Barreto received his Ph.D. degree in 2003. He has been awarded the SFI E. T. S. Walton Award 2008-2009. He was associate professor at the Department of Computer and Digital Systems Engineering, Escola Politécnica, University of São Paulo. He is currently a professor at the School of Engineering and Technology of the University of Washington Tacoma.[9]


  1. ^ Barreto, Paulo S. L. M.; Galbraith, Steven D.; Ó'hÉigeartaigh, Colm; Scott, Mike (2007). "Efficient pairing computation on supersingular Abelian varieties". Designs, Codes and Cryptography. 42 (3): 239–271. CiteSeerX doi:10.1007/s10623-006-9033-6. ISSN 0925-1022.
  2. ^ Barreto, Paulo S. L. M.; Libert, Benoît; McCullagh, Noel; Quisquater, Jean-Jacques (2005). Efficient and Provably-Secure Identity-Based Signatures and Signcryption from Bilinear Maps. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 3788. pp. 515–532. doi:10.1007/11593447_28. ISBN 978-3-540-30684-9.
  3. ^ Barreto, Paulo S. L. M.; Naehrig, Michael (2006). Pairing-Friendly Elliptic Curves of Prime Order. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 3897. pp. 319–331. doi:10.1007/11693383_22. ISBN 978-3-540-33108-7.
  4. ^ Barreto, Paulo S. L. M.; Misoczki, Rafael (2009). Compact McEliece Keys from Goppa Codes. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 5867. pp. 376–392. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-05445-7_24. ISBN 978-3-642-05443-3.
  5. ^ Misoczki, Rafael; Tillich, Jean-Pierre; Sendrier, Nicolas; Barreto, Paulo S. L. M. (2013). MDPC-McEliece: New McEliece variants from Moderate Density Parity-Check codes. Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2013). CiteSeerX doi:10.1109/ISIT.2013.6620590. ISBN 978-1-4799-0446-4.
  6. ^ Barreto, Paulo S. L. M.; Kim, Hae Y.; Lynn, Ben; Scott, Mike (2002). Efficient Algorithms for Pairing-Based Cryptosystems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 2442. pp. 354–369. doi:10.1007/3-540-45708-9_23. ISBN 978-3-540-44050-5.
  7. ^ Nancy Imelda Schafer, ISI (2005-12-01). "New Hot Paper Comment by Paulo S.L.M. Barreto". Archived from the original on 2016-01-13. Retrieved 2017-09-09.
  8. ^ Nancy Imelda Schafer, ISI. "Fast Breaking Papers - December 2005". Archived from the original on 2016-01-13. Retrieved 2017-09-09.
  9. ^ "pbarreto | Faculty & Staff Directory". Retrieved 2017-01-10.

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