Professor ADI SHAMIR

Professor Adi Shamir is currently a professor of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Weizmann Institute, Israel, as well as an invited professor at Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, France. Professor Adi Shamir is worldwide well-known for being a co-inventor of the public key RSA scheme. He is also a co-inventor of the Feige-Fiat-Shamir identification scheme, and one of the inventors of differential cryptanalysis. In addition to RSA, Shamir's other numerous inventions and contributions to cryptography include the Shamir secret sharing scheme, the breaking of the Merkle-Hellman knapsack cryptosystem, visual cryptography, and the TWIRL and TWINKLE factoring devices. Together with Eli Biham, he discovered differential cryptanalysis, a general method for attacking block ciphers. Shamir has also made contributions to computer science outside of cryptography, such as finding the first linear time algorithm for 2-satisfiability and showing the equivalence of the complexity classes PSPACE and IP.


Thai Duong is a vulnerability researcher with an interest in applied crypto, best known for discovering the BEAST, CRIME and POODLE SSL attacks. In 2010 he found and developed an exploit for a padding oracle vulnerability in the ASP.NET framework that powered more than 20% websites on the Internet. After serving for six years as Chief Security Officer at DongA Bank in Vietnam, Thai is residing in California, working at Google as a security and crypto lead. He led the development of Project Wycheproof and end-to-end encryption in Google Allo.