Prof. dr. ir. Bart Preneel


Prof. dr. ir. Bart Preneel is a full professor at the KU Leuven. He heads the COSIC research group, which has 100 members. He was visiting professor at five universities in Europe. He has authored more than 400 scientific publications and is inventor of five patents. His main research interests are cryptography, information security and privacy. Bart Preneel has served as president of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research) and is co-founder and chairman of the Board of the information security cluster LSEC. He is a member of the Permanent Stakeholders group of ENISA, of the Academia Europaea and of the knowledge center of the Belgian Data Protection Authority. He has been invited speaker at more than 120 conferences in 50 countries. He received the RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics (2014) and the ESORICS Outstanding Research Award (2017). In 2015 he was elected as fellow of the IACR. He frequently consults for industry and government about security and privacy technologies. He is co-founder and Board Member of the start-up nextAuth and member of the Advisory Board of Tioga Capital Partners.

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