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"The security of cryptographic systems is based on the stupidity of us mathematicians, that is, our inability to solve certain hard math problems. The important research question therefore is: how stupid are we really?"

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Benne de Weger is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research interests are computational number theory and cryptology.

Currently, cryptology and Information Security is presently his main field of interest, in particular RSA cryptanalysis, applications of hash collisions, relations to number theory, identity management, traitor tracing, lattice based cryptology. His original field of interest is number theory, in particular computational number theory, Diophantine equations, the abc-conjecture and the 3n+1-conjecture.

Academic background

Benne de Weger holds MSc and PhD degrees in Mathematics from Leiden University. From 1983 to 1997, he had teaching and research positions at the universities of Leiden, Twente and Rotterdam. From 1998 to 2002 he was employed at Concord-Eracom, Amsterdam, and  CMG, Amstelveen, as cryptographic software engineer and consultant information security. Since 2002 he is assistant professor of cryptology, and since 2017 associate professor of cryptanalysis at TU/e. 

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Research Output

Finding closest lattice vectors using approximate voronoi cells

Doulgerakis, E., Laarhoven, T. & de Weger, B., 1 Jan 2019, Post-Quantum Cryptography - 10th International Conference, PQCrypto 2019, Revised Selected Papers. Ding, J. & Steinwandt, R. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 3-22 20 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11505 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Binomial collisions and near collisions

    Blokhuis, A., Brouwer, A. E. & de Weger, B. M. M., 2017, In : Integers : Electronic Journal of Combinatorial Number Theory. 17, 2, p. 1-8 #A64.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Faster sieving for shortest lattice vectors using spherical locality-sensitive hashing

    Laarhoven, T. M. M. & Weger, de, B. M. M., 2015, IACR. 15 p. (Cryptology ePrint Archive; vol. 2015/211)

    Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

    Open Access
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  • Faster sieving for shortest lattice vectors using spherical locality-sensitive hashing

    Laarhoven, T. M. M. & Weger, de, B. M. M., 2015, Progress in Cryptology - LATINCRYPT 2015 (Fourth International Conference on Cryptology and Information Security in Latin America, Guadalajara, Mexico, August 23-26, 2015). Lauter, K. & Rodríguez-Henríquez, F. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. 101-118 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 9230).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • 16 Citations (Scopus)

    A generalized Ramanujan-Nagell equation related to certain strongly regular graphs

    Weger, de, B. M. M., 2014, In : Integers : Electronic Journal of Combinatorial Number Theory. 14, p. A35/1-13 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
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  • Courses

    Algebra for security

    1/09/13 → …

    Course

    Calculus variant 2

    1/09/11 → …

    Course

    Student theses

    (Ab)using Bitcoin for anti-censorship tool

    Author: Okupski, K., 31 Dec 2014

    Supervisor: Skoric, B. (Supervisor 1), de Weger, B. (Supervisor 2) & Serebrenik, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A diskless cluster architecture for hashing operations

    Author: Antakis, S., 31 Aug 2010

    Supervisor: de Weger, B. (Supervisor 1) & Garvey, P. (External person) (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Algebraic attacks from a Gröbner basis perspective

    Author: Segers, A., 30 Nov 2004

    Supervisor: van Tilborg, H. (Supervisor 1), de Weger, B. (Supervisor 2), Schmitz, G. (Supervisor 2) & Bours, P. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Analysis of current and future phishing attacks on internet banking services

    Author: Hegt, S., 30 Jun 2008

    Supervisor: de Weger, B. (Supervisor 1), Lukkien, J. (Supervisor 2) & Smeets, M. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Brabocoin: an educational cryptocurrency based on Bitcoin

    Author: van den Berg, D. P., Dekker, D., van den Eerenbeemt, S. & Wessel, S., 18 Apr 2019

    Supervisor: de Weger, B. (Supervisor 1) & Skoric, B. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

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