Senior Security Engineer, STMicroelectronics

Gilles Van Assche


Permutation-based cryptography for the Internet of Things


Gilles Van Assche works for STMicroelectronics on security and testing aspects of software on secure microcontrollers. He teaches cryptography at the École SupĂ©rieure d’Informatique in Brussels and he is an active researcher in the field of cryptography with a focus on hashing, pseudo-random number generation, authentication and (authenticated) encryption. Gilles Van Assche is a co-designer of the Keccak algorithm, which was selected by NIST as the SHA-3 standard in 2012, after an intense five-year open competition. He is also a maintainer of the open-source Keccak code package.