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Andrea Visconti

Andrea Visconti

Assistant Professor at Department of Computer Science, University of Milan

Andrea Visconti got his Laurea degree and Ph.D. from Università degli Studi di Milano in 2001 and 2005 respectively. In 2005, he has been contract professor at Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, and was a Post Doc Fellow at Università degli Studi di Milano, during 2005 and 2006. Since September 2006, he holds a tenured position (assistant professor of Computer Science) at the Università degli Studi di Milano. Andrea is an active researcher in the field of cryptography and security. He is currently involved in a research project (Differential and Linear Cryptanalysis in Evaluating Keccak) with G.M. Bertoni, J. Daemen, S. Mella, and G. Van Assche. The aim of the research group is to show that differential and linear trails cannot be used to construct structural distinguisher in the cryptographic primitive Keccak. In February 2012, he has been guest researcher to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) where he discussed on circuit minimization techniques with staff from the Computer Security Division at the Information Technology Lab. Since 2011, Andrea is a member of the Circuit Minimization Team (CMT), a group of researchers that are working on the problem of finding “good” – i.e., small, low-depth, few AND gates, and so on – circuits over GF2. In 2002, Andrea was awarded a two years research scholarship at Università degli Studi di Milano on a cryptanalysis project for extracting knowledge from the key space of the asymmetric cryptographic systems via data mining. His research activities focus on cryptography, coding theory and information security, both theoretical and applied. In particular, his research interests include security against software and hardware attacks, circuit minimization, lightweight cryptography, traitor tracing schemes, zero-knowledge protocols, hash functions, wireless networks, and error correcting codes. He lead CLUB, a research lab of the Università degli Studi di Milano focusing on Cryptography and Security. In the last decade, he has coordinated and lectured many courses from undergraduate to doctoral students including Cryptography, Information Theory, Coding Theory, Algorithms and Data Structures, and several Introductory Course of Computer Science.>