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Yvo Desmedt
Professor-Computer Science, Department of
Email Address    Primary Phone Number (972) 883-4536    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.Applied ScienceKathlieke Universiteit Leuven1984
 M.S.Electrical EngineeringKathlieke Universiteit Leuven1979
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Current Research
  • Access Control
  • Anonymity and Internet Voting
  • Bridging theory and practice
  • Cryptanalysis, breaking and hacking of systems
  • Distributed and Network security (including:
    • Reliable and Perfectly Secure Message Transmission
    • Secret Sharing
    • Secure Multiparty Computation
  • Economic models for information security
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S. Mahmood and Y. Desmedt. Usable Privacy by visual and interactive control of information flow. In Security Protocols (to appear in: Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Springer-Verlag, 2012. Cambridge, United Kingdom April 12-13, 2012.
S. Mahmood and Y. Desmedt. Your facebook deactivated friend or a cloaked spy. In 4th IEEE International Workshop on Security and Social Networking (SESOC) 2012. Accepted for publication.
Q. Yang and Y. Desmedt. Secure communication in multicast graphs. In S.H. Lee and X. Wang, editors, Asiacrypt 2011, volume 7073 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 538-555. Springer, 2011.
Y. Desmedt. Secret sharing and reliable cloud computing. In Cryptography for Emerginng Technologies and Applications Workshop, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaitherburg, Maryland, Novemeber 708, 2011
Y. Wang and Y. Desmedt. Homogeneous faults, colored edge graphs, and cover free families. In S. Fehr, editor, Information Theoretic Security, 5th International Conference, ICITS, volume 6673 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 58{72. Springer, May 2011.
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2004-2009BT-Chair of Information Security  University College London, U.K.
1999-2004ProfessorComputer Science Florida State University
1995-1999ProfessorElectrical Engineering and Computer Science University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
1991-1995Associate ProfessorElectrical Engineering and Computer Science University of Wisconsin
1987Assistant Professor  Université de Montréal, Canada
1987-1991Assistant Professor  Université de Montréal, Canada
1986-1987Visiting Profesor  Université de Montréal, Canada
1985-1985Visiting Assistant ProfessorComputer Science University of New Mexico
1985-1986Post-doctoral NFWO (National Science Foundation Belgium) researcher  Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
1983-1984Research AssistantElectrical Engineering Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
1979-1980Research AssistantElectrical Engineering Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
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Prizes Awards, and other Honors
  • 1983 100 Year Bell Telephone Belgium Prize
  • 1985 IBM Belgium Prize for best PhD in Computer Science NFWO, Belgium
  • 1985 S.W.I.F.T. (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) Prize
  • 1992 Graduate School/University of Wisconsin | Milwaukee Foundation Research Award Graduate School
  • 2000 Center of Excellence in Information Security Education at Florida State University NSA
  • 2010 International Association of Cryptologic Research Fellow IACR Fellows
  • Committee

Current Professional Activities
  • editor in Chief IET Information Security Journal
  • editor of:
    • the Journal of Computer Security,
    • Information Processing Letters,
    • Advances in Mathematics of Communications
  • Chair of the Steering Committee of:
    • International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security
    • International Conference on Information Theoretic Security
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the International Workshop on Practice and Theory in Public Key Cryptography (PKC)

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