Yvo G. Desmedt
Department of Computer Science,
University College London, UK
How to contact me
Short Presentation at IEEE Security and Privacy on
``Security versus Privacy in the Age of COVID-19''
His main interests include cryptography, network security, critical
infrastructure and computer security.
- Access Control
- Anonymity and Internet Voting
- Bridging theory and practice
- Critical Infrastructures
- Cryptanalysis, breaking and hacking of systems
- Distributed and Network security (including:
- Reliable and Perfectly Secure Message Transmission
- Secure Cloud Computing and Storage
- Secret Sharing
- Secure Multiparty Computation
- Threshold Cryptography
- Economic models for information security
- Privacy in Social Networks
Yvo Desmedt was the:
- editor in Chief IET Information Security Journal
- Chair of the Steering Committee of
International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security
- Member of the Steering Committee of:
International Workshop on Practice and Theory in Public Key Cryptography
Yvo Desmedt has published in conference proceedings of
Asiacrypt, CCS, Computer Security Foundations Workshop,
Crypto, ESORICS, Eurocrypt, Financial Cryptography,
Globecom, ICC, ICITS, INFOCOM,
Information Hiding, ISC, ISIT,
NATO ASI, PKC, RANDOM, Security and Privacy (Oakland),
STOC, and WEIS,
in journals as: Communications of the ACM,
Designs Codes and Cryptography, IEEE Computer,
IPL, Journal of Cryptology, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,
SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics.
- 1994: first PC Chair of Crypto (Santa Barbara) with final
proceedings available at the conference,
- 1996: Founding Director of the first university wide research
center on information security in the USA,
- 1997: first PI funded by DARPA at the University of Wisconsin --
- 2000-2004: first director of the Laboratory of Security and
Assurance in Information Technology (Florida State University),
first PC Chair of PKC (Public Key Conference)
under the auspices of IACR.
Other biographic information
Yvo Desmedt received his Ph.D. (Summa cum Laude) from the University of
Leuven, Belgium (1984). He was program chair of ICITS 2007, co-program chair of
CANS 2005, program chair of PKC 2003, the 2002 ACM Workshop on Scientific
Aspects of Cyber Terrorism and Crypto '94.
He has authored over 200 refereed papers.
He has given invited lectures at
several conferences and workshops in 6 different continents.
His first Assistant Professor position was at the Universite de Montreal
(Canada). Other positions include: University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
and Florida State University. He declined an offer of
Vice President of Citibank (New York, New York). He has held visiting
appointments at Technion (Israel), Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan),
University of Karlsruhe (Germany), AIST (Japan), Macquarie University
(Australia), etc. He also went on research visits to AT&T Research,
Certicom, ETH, IBM Yorktown Heights,
Philips Research Laboratory,
Technical University Eindhoven (TU/e),
University of Waterloo, etc.