Dr Nicolas T. Courtois
Contact Details:
Computer Science Room 6.18
Malet Place Engineering Building
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
Tel:    +44 20 7679 3713
Fax:   +44 20 7387 1397

Mobile/text: +44 789 4334 773
Email: Initial.FamilyName (ATsign) cs.ucl.ac.countrycode
My PGP key


I have been lecturing at University College London since 2006.
At UCL we have a specialist M.Sc. programme in Information Security.


Currently I teach the Applied Cryptography course and and a new course about Cryptanalysis (GA18) which has NO final EXAM, instead students participate in programming projects and we run a code breaking competition .
Teaching resources about: [ Smart Cards and Applied Cryptography ] [ Computer Security] [ Cryptanalysis ] (more will be available at Moodle, only to enrolled students).

Office hours: Tuesday 12h-14h, in Computer Science 6.18.
UCL [ Bitcoin Research Seminar].


My research interests: see this page and this UCL research portrait and this video interview from 2015.
Publications: [@DBLP] [In UCL Database] [@Personal Blog] [@Google Scholar]

Attacks on [ London Oyster Card and UCL Building Passes]
Cryptanalysis and Attacks: [ KeeLoq and car locks] [Symmetric ciphers] [Tools for software/algebraic cryptanalysis] [Hard problems]

Last update 25/09/2015