Professor, KU Leuven and iMindsBart Preneel is full professor at the KU Leuven. At KU Leuven, he heads the COSIC research group which has 60 members. He has authored more than 400 scientific publications and is the inventor of four patents. His main research interests are cryptography, information security and privacy, and he frequently consults on these topics. From 2008 to 2013, he was president of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research). He has been an invited speaker at more than 100 conferences in 40 countries. In 2014, he received the RSA Award for Excellence in the field of Mathematics.