Bart Preneel is a full professor at the KU Leuven, where he heads the Imec-COSIC research group, that has 80 members. He has authored numerous scientific publications & is inventor of five patents. His research interests are cryptography, cybersecurity & privacy. He is president of LSEC & has been president of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research).
Bart has been invited speaker at more than 120 conferences in more than 40 countries. In 2014 he received the RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics & in 2016 he received the Kristian Beckman Award from IFIP TC11.
Being a fellow of the IACR & a member of the Academia Europaea, Bart frequently consults for the technology & financial sectors & is involved with several start-ups in the area of cybersecurity.