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Andrey Bogdanov (#480)
Name Andrey Bogdanov
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Topic of his/her doctorate. Analysis and Design of Block Cipher Constructions
Category secret-key cryptography
Keywords block ciphers, secret-key cryptography, authentication codes, cryptanalysis, hash functions, side-channel attacks
Ph.D. Supervisor(s) Christof Paar
Year of completion 2009
Abstract This thesis is dedicated to symmetric cryptographic algorithms. The major focus of the work is on block ciphers themselves as well as on hash functions and message authentication codes based on block ciphers. Three main approaches to the cryptanalysis of symmetric cryptographic algorithms are pursued. First, several block cipher constructions are analyzed mathematically using statistical cryptanalysis. Second, practical attacks on real-world symmetric cryptosystems are considered. Finally, novel cryptanalytic techniques using side-channel leakage are studied with applications to block ciphers and message authentication codes.
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