Joan Daemen is full professor symmetric cryptography at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He is co-designer of the influential Rijndael block cipher, that was selected by NIST as the Advanced Encryption Standard in 2000 and co-designer of the Keccak cryptographic hash function thate was selected as the SHA-3 hash standard by NIST in 2012 and is a founder of permutation-based cryptography.
He has over 20 years of security industry experience, including work as a security architect and cryptographer for STMicroelectronics.
In 2017 he won the Levchin Prize for Real World Cryptography “for the development of AES and SHA3”. In 2018 he was awarded an ERC advanced grant for research on the foundations of security in symmetric cryptography called ESCADA.