Academic Profile

Thomas PEYRIN received his engineer M.S. in 2004 from CPE Lyon and specialized in theoretical computer science at the Ecole Polytechnique in France. He completed in 2008 a doctorate in cryptography at Orange Labs, formerly known as France Telecom, during which he was awarded the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) grant. He previously worked as a Cryptography Expert at Ingenico (the world leader in payment solutions) and as a Research Fellow at the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore under the Singapore Lee Kuan Yew Postdoctoral Fellowship. He was appointed Nanyang Assistant Professor in 2012 under the Singapore NRF fellowship, and Associate Professor at NTU in 2017.
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Assoc Prof Peyrin Thomas
Associate Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences - Division of Mathematical Sciences
Assistant Chair (Research and Graduate Studies), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS)

His favorite research topic is symmetric-key cryptography, in particular hash functions, block ciphers and cryptanalysis. He is also interested in lightweight cryptography, aimed for very constrained environments. Notably, he is one of the designers of LED, GIFT, SKINNY and PHOTON (ISO standard), currently some of the smallest known symmetric-key cryptography primitives. He was involved in the NIST SHA-3 competition as one of the main designers of the candidate ECHO, which has been selected for the second round of the process. He also proposed BPS (NIST and ANSI standard), a format-preserving encryption scheme that helps for example to secure credit card transactions. He is co-designer of Deoxys algorithm for authenticated encryption, who was selected as finalist for the CAESAR competition for authenticated encryption primitives.

  • Lightweight Cryptography for Autonomous Vehicles

  • MALEC: Machine Learning For Cryptanalytical

  • Security Evaluation of Lightweight Encryption using new Cryptanalysis Techniques (SELECT)
  • Mustafa Khairallah, Xiaolu Hou, Zakaria Najm, Jakub Breier, Shivam Bhasin, Thomas Peyrin. (2019). Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security: SoK: On DFA Vulnerabilities of Substitution-Permutation Networks. Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (pp. 403-414)Auckland, New Zealand: ACM.

  • Anubhab Baksi, Shivam Bhasin, Jakub Breier, Mustafa Khairallah, Thomas Peyrin. (2018). Protecting Block Ciphers against Differential Fault Attacks without Re-keying. 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST).

  • S. Banik, S. K. Pandey, T. Peyrin, Y. Sasaki, S. M. Sim and Y. Todo. (2017). GIFT: A Small Present. CHES 2017.

  • Shivam Bhasin, Dirmanto Jap, Thomas Peyrin. (2017). Practical Evaluation of FSE 2016 Customized Encoding Countermeasure. IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology, (3).

  • J. Jean, A. Moradi, T. Peyrin and P. Sasdrich. (2017). Bit-Sliding: A Generic Technique for Bit-Serial Implementations of SPN-based Primitives. CHES 2017.