Bart Preneel
Professor at KU Leuven

Director of Belgium's Cyber Security Coalition

Bart Preneel is a full professor at the KU Leuven, where he heads the COSIC research group. He was visiting professor at five universities in Europe. His main research interests are cryptography, cybersecurity and privacy. He has been invited as a speaker at more than 150 conferences in 50 countries. He received the RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics (2014) and is a fellow of the IACR. Bart Preneel frequently consults for industry and government about cybersecurity and privacy technologies. He has been actively involved in cybersecurity policy debates. He is a member of the Board of the Cyber Security Coalition since the creation of the association in 2015.

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