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Desmedt, Yvo

Dr. Desmedt Yvo

Jonsson Distinguished Professor


  • Ph.D., Applied Science, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1984
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1979

Research Interests:

  • Cryptography
  • Network security
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Computer security

Major Honors and Awards:

  • 100 Year Bell Telephone Belgium Prize, 1983

  • IBM Belgium Prize for best PhD in Computer Science. NFWO, Belgium, 1985

  • S.W.I.F.T. (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) Prize, 1985

  • Graduate School/University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee Foundation Research Award. Graduate School, 1992

  • Center of Excellence in Information Security Education at Florida State University. NSA, 2000

  • International Association of Cryptologic Research Fellow. IACR Fellows Committee, 2010

  • 2016 Member of Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts

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