Belgian cryptographer, currently (2001) a postdoctoral researcher at the SISTA/COSIC laboratory of the Electrical Engineering department of K. U. Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven). He is best known as the co-inventor (along with Dr. Joan Daemen) of the NIST AES algorithm, Rijndael. His other algorithm designs include the block ciphers Square and Noekeon, and the hash function Whirlpool. He's also a big Linux fan. Visit his homepage at http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/~rijmen/

By the way, his name should be pronounced 'Rhine-men'.

Publications by Vincent Rijmen

- B. Preneel, M. Nuttin, V. Rijmen, J. Buelens,
**"Cryptanalysis of the CFB mode of the DES with a reduced number of rounds,"** *Advances in Cryptology, Proceedings Crypto '93, LNCS 773*, D. Stinson, Ed., Springer-Verlag 1994.
- V. Rijmen and B. Preneel,
**"Improved characteristics for differential cryptanalysis of hash functions based on block ciphers,"** *Fast Software Encryption (FSE'94), LNCS 1008*, B. Preneel, Ed., Springer-Verlag, 1995, pp. 242-248.
- V. Rijmen and B. Preneel,
**"Cryptanalysis of MacGuffin,"** *Fast Software Encryption (FSE'94), LNCS 1008*, B. Preneel, Ed., Springer-Verlag, 1995, pp. 353-358.
- V. Rijmen and B. Preneel,
**"On weaknesses of non-surjective round functions,"** *Proceedings of the Workshop on Selected Areas in Cryptography - SAC'95*, Ottawa, May 18-19, 1995, pp. 100-106.
- V. Rijmen, J. Daemen, B. Preneel, A. Bosselaers, E. De Win,
**"The cipher SHARK,"** *Fast Software Encryption (FSE'96), LNCS 1039,* D. Gollmann, Ed., Springer-Verlag, 1996, pp. 99-112.
- J. Borst, L.R. Knudsen, V. Rijmen,
**"Two attacks on reduced IDEA"** *Advances in Cryptology, proceedings Eurocrypt '97, LNCS 1233,* W. Fumy, Ed., Springer-Verlag, 1997, pp. 1-13.
- J. Daemen, L.R. Knudsen, V. Rijmen,
**"The block cipher Square,"** *Fast Software Encryption (FSE'97), LNCS 1267*, Eli Biham, Ed., Springer-Verlag, 1997, pp. 149-165.
- J. Daemen, L.R. Knudsen, V. Rijmen,
**The Square encryption algorithm,"** *Dr. Dobb's Journal*, Vol. 22, No. 10, October 1997, pp. 54-56.
- L.R. Knudsen, V. Rijmen, "Two rights sometimes make a wrong,"
*Proceedings of the SAC'97 workshop*, 1997, pp. 213-223.
- B. Preneel, V. Rijmen, P.van Oorschot,
**"Security Analysis of the Message Authenticator Algorithm,"** *European Transactions on Telecommunications - Focus on Security in Information Networks,* Vol. 8, No. 5, September/October 1997, pp. 455-470.
- V. Rijmen,
**"Cryptanalysis and design of iterated block ciphers,"** *Doctoral dissertation*, October 1997.
- V. Rijmen, B. Preneel,
**"A family of trapdoor ciphers,"** *Fast Software Encryption (FSE'97), LNCS 1267* E. Biham, Ed., Springer-Verlag, 1997, pp. 139-148.
- V. Rijmen, B. Preneel, E. De Win,
**"On weaknesses of non-surjective round functions,"** *Designs, Codes, and Cryptography*, Vol. 12, No. 3, November 1997, pp. 253-266.
- L.R. Knudsen, W. Meier, B. Preneel, V. Rijmen, and S. Verdoolaege,
**"Analysis methods for (alleged) RC4,"** *Advances in Cryptology, Proceedings of ASIACRYPT'98, LNCS 1514,* K. Ohta, D. Pei, Eds., Springer-Verlag, October 1998, pp. 327-341.
- L.R. Knudsen, V. Rijmen, R.L. Rivest, and M.J.B. Robshaw,
**"On the design and security of RC2"** *Fast Software Encryption (FSE '98), LNCS 1372,* S. Vaudenay, Ed., Springer-Verlag, 1998, pp. 206-221.
- K.M. Martin, V. Rijmen,
**"The first official crypto-world rankings,"** Journal of Craptology, Vol. 0, No. 0, December 1998.
- B. Preneel, V. Rijmen, A. Bosselaers,
**"Recent developments in the design of conventional cryptographic algorithms,** *"State of the Art in Applied Cryptography, LNCS 1528*, B. Preneel, V. Rijmen, Eds., Springer-Verlag, 1998, pp. 106-131
- B. Preneel, V. Rijmen, A. Bosselaers,
**"Principles and performance of cryptographic algorithms,"** *Dr. Dobb's Journal*, Vol. 23, No. 12, December 1998, pp. 126-131.
- B. Van Rompay, L.R. Knudsen, V. Rijmen,
**"Differential cryptanalysis of the ICE encryption algorithm,"** *Fast Software Encryption (FSE'98), LNCS 1372,* S. Vaudenay, Ed., Springer-Verlag, 1998, pp. 270-283.
*State of the Art in Applied Cryptography, LNCS 1528*, B. Preneel, V. Rijmen, Eds., Springer-Verlag, 1998.
- J. Daemen and V. Rijmen,
**"Resistance against implementation attacks: a comparative study of the AES proposals,"** *Proceedings of the 2nd AES Candidate Conference,* 1999, pp. 122-132.
- J. Daemen and V. Rijmen,
**"Efficient block ciphers for Smartcards,"** *USENIX Workshop on Smartcard technology '99,* Conference proceedings, 1999, pp. 29-35.
- C. D'Halluin, G. Bijnens, V. Rijmen, B. Preneel,
**"Attack on Six Rounds of Crypton,"** *Fast Software Encryption (FSE'99), LNCS 1636,* L.R. Knudsen, Ed., Springer-Verlag, 1999, pp. 46-59.
- C. D'Halluin, G. Bijnens, B. Preneel, V. Rijmen,
**"Equivalent keys of HPC,"** *Proceedings of Asiacrypt 99, LNCS 1716,* K.Y. Lam, E. Okamoto, C. Xing, Eds., Springer-Verlag pp. 29-42.
- L.R. Knudsen and V. Rijmen,
**"Weaknesses in LOKI97,"** *Proceedings of the 2nd AES Candidate Conference*, Rome, March 22-23, 1999, pp. 168-174.
- L.R. Knudsen and V. Rijmen,
**"On the decorrelated fast cipher (DFC) and its theory,"** *Fast Software Encryption (FSE'99), LNCS 1636,* L.R. Knudsen, Ed., Springer-Verlag, 1999, pp. 81-94.
- P. Barreto, H. Yong Kim, V. Rijmen,
**"Toward a secure public-key blockwise fragile authentication watermarking,"** internal report, 4 pages.
- P. Barreto, J. Nakahara Jr., V. Rijmen,
**"Improved Square attacks against reduced-round Hierocrypt,"** internal report, 9 pages.
- P. Barreto, V. Rijmen,
**"The Khazad legacy-level block cipher,"** *First open NESSIE Workshop,* Leuven, 13-14 November 2000, 15 pages.
- P. Barreto, V. Rijmen,
**"Anubis,"** *First open NESSIE Workshop,* Leuven, 13-14 November 2000, 16 pages.
- P. Barreto, V. Rijmen,
**"The Whirlpool hashing function,"** *First open NESSIE Workshop*, Leuven, 13-14 November 2000, 15 pages.
- E. Biham, V. Furman, M. Misztal, V. Rijmen,
**"Differential Cryptanalysis of Q,"** internal report, 2000, 14 pages.
- J. Daemen, V. Rijmen,
**"The Block Cipher BKSQ,"** *Smart Card Research and Applications, LNCS 1820,* J.-J. Quisquater and B. Schneier, Eds., Springer-Verlag, 2000, pp. 247-256.
- J. Daemen, V. Rijmen,
**"The Block Cipher Rijndael,"** *Smart Card Research and Applications, LNCS 1820,* J.-J. Quisquater and B. Schneier, Eds., Springer-Verlag, 2000, pp. 288-296.
- J. Daemen, M. Peeters, G. Van Assche, V. Rijmen,
**"Noekeon,"** *First open NESSIE Workshop,* Leuven, 13-14 November 2000, 11 pages.
- J. Daemen, V. Rijmen,
**"Rijndael for AES,"** *3rd AES candidate conference,* New York, 13-14 April 2000, 5 pages
- L.R. Knudsen, V. Rijmen,
**"Ciphertext-only attack on Akelarre,"** *Cryptologia*, Volume 24, No. 2, April 2000, pp. 135-147.
- V. Rijmen, B. Van Rompay, B. Preneel, J. Vandewalle,
**"Producing Collisions for PANAMA,"** internal report, 15 December 2000, 15 pages.
- J. Borst, B. Preneel, V. Rijmen,
**"Cryptography on smart cards,"** *Journal of Computer Networks*, in print.
- *J. Daemen, L.R. Knudsen, V. Rijmen
**"Linear frameworks for block ciphers,"** *Designs, codes and cryptography,* Vol. 22, No. 1, January 2001, pp. 65-87.
- J. Daemen and V. Rijmen,
**"Rijndael, the advanced encryption standard,"** *Dr. Dobb's Journal*, Vol. 26, No. 3, March 2001, pp. 137--139.
- P.S.L.M. Barreto, V. Rijmen, J. Nakahara Jr, B. Preneel, J. Vandewalle, H.Y. Kim,
**"Improved Square Attacks against Reduced-Round HIEROCRYPT,"** *8th Fast Software Encryption Workshop, FSE 2001,* April 2--4, 2001, Yokohama, Japan.