Jean-Philippe Aumasson is Principal Cryptographer at Kudelski Security, and is employed in the Kudelski Group since 2010. In 2009, he obtained a PhD in cryptography from EPFL, while working as a researcher in applied cryptography and cryptanalysis at Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz with Prof. Willi Meier. Prior to that he received a research master in computer science from Université Paris VII.
Jean-Philippe is known for designing the cryptographic algorithms BLAKE (one of 5 SHA-3 finalists), SipHash (used in OpenDNS, Perl, Ruby, etc.), and BLAKE2 (used in WinRAR, Pcompress, etc.). He authored more than 30 research articles in the field of cryptography and cryptanalysis, and talked at a number of security cons including Black Hat and CCC. Recently he initiated the Cryptography Coding Standard and the Password Hashing Competition, which are open collaborative projects aimed to improve the overall state of security.