Florian Mendel received a MSc degree in technical mathematics and a PhD degree in computer engineering from Graz University of Technology in 2005 and 2010, respectively. Subsequently, he became a postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven. In 2012, he returned to Graz University of Technology and continues his research activities on the design and analysis of cryptographic primitives. He has published over 50 papers at international conferences and journals. He serves on various program committees and is associate editor for IET Information Security.
Florian Mendel is a co-designer of the cryptographic hash function Grøstl, one of the 5 finalists in the NIST SHA-3 competition. Moreover, he is one of the designers of the authenticated encryption algorithms Ascon and PRIMATEs submitted to the ongoing CAESAR competition.
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