Jean-Philippe Aumasson

Principal Cryptographer, Kudelski Security, Switzerland

Jean-Philippe Aumasson is Principal Cryptographer at Kudelski Security, in Switzerland. Aumasson received a Ph.D. in cryptography from EPFL in 2009, and has authored more than 30 research articles in the field of cryptography and cryptanalysis. He is known for designing the cryptographic functions BLAKE (one of 5 SHA-3 finalists), SipHash (used in Perl, Ruby, etc.) and BLAKE2 (used in WinRAR, etc.). He has spoken at security conferences including Hashdays, Chaos Communications Congress, PasswordsCon and Black Hat. In 2013 he initiated the Cryptography Coding Standard and the Password Hashing Competition. He tweets as @veorq.

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