Bart Mennink is a Postdoctoral Researcher at RU Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Until 2016, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at KU Leuven, Belgium. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mathematics from Eindhoven University of Technology in 2007 and 2009. In 2013, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from KU Leuven. The Ph.D. was performed under supervision of Bart Preneel and Vincent Rijmen, and dealt with the provable security of cryptographic hash functions. His current interests include authentication and encryption.