Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Section on Special-Purpose Hardware for Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
• cryptographic and cryptanalytic algorithms building on the use of unconventional architectures,
• design techniques and evaluation methodologies for architectures with cryptographic or cryptanalytic significance,
• fault tolerance in cryptographically or cryptanalytically relevant architectures, and
• integration of hardware and software for cryptographic or cryptanalytic applications.
• R. Steinwandt is with the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• W. Geiselmann is with the Institut für Algorithmen und Kognitive Systeme, Universität Karlsruhe, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany.
• Ç.K. Koç is with City University of Istanbul and the Department of Computer Science and the College of Creative Studies, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106.
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Rainer Steinwandt received the Dipl.-Inform. (1998) and Dr. rer. nat. (2000) degrees from the Fakultät für Informatik, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany. He is a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University and serves as associate director of the Center for Cryptology and Information Security at Florida Atlantic University.
Willi Geiselmann received the Dipl.-Math. degree from the Fakultät für Mathematik, Universität Konstanz, Germany, in 1987 and the Dr. rer. nat. degree from the Fakultät für Informatik, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1993. He is now with the Institut für Algorithmen und Kognitive Systeme, Fakultät für Informatik, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany. His main research interests are in algorithm engineering and cryptography.
Çetin Kaya Koç received the PhD degree in 1988 in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He worked as an assistant professor at the University of Houston (1988-1992) and as an assistant, associate, and full professor at Oregon State University (1992-2007). In 2001, he received an Award for Outstanding and Sustained Research Leadership at Oregon State University. Currently, he is with City University of Istanbul and the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests are in cryptographic engineering, information security, embedded systems, and computer arithmetic. He is a cofounder of the CHES (Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems) and WAIFI (Arithmetic of Finite Fields) Workshops and served as a steering committee member, program chair, and publicity chair. He has been an associate editor and guest coeditor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. He has coauthored two books, Cryptographic Algorithms in Reconfigurable Hardware, published in 2007, and Cryptographic Engineering, to be published in 2008, both by Springer, coedited six CHES and WAIFI workshop proceedings (published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science by Springer). He has published 11 US patents (six issued and five pending) and more than 150 journal, conference, and book articles. In 2007, he was elected as an IEEE fellow with the citation "for contributions to cryptographic engineering."