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Persoonlijk profiel


"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?"

Research profile

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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De Bruijn Graph Rekenkunde
Diophantine equation Rekenkunde
Distribution functions Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Group Theory Rekenkunde
Network protocols Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Integer Rekenkunde
Finite Group Rekenkunde
Watermarking Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen

Onderzoeksoutput 1986 2019

1 Citaat (Scopus)

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. Steinwandt, R. & Ding, J. (redactie). Cham: Springer, blz. 3-22 20 blz. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11505 LNCS)

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

Voronoi Cell
Vector Lattice
Data storage equipment

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, blz. 1-8 #A64

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Search problems in cryptography: from fingerprinting to lattice sieving

Laarhoven, T., 16 feb 2016, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 219 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: ScriptieDissertatie 1 (Onderzoek TU/e / Promotie TU/e)Academic

Open Access

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

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

Onderzoeksoutput: Boek/rapportRapportAcademic

Open Access
Nearest neighbor search
15 Citaties (Scopus)

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. (redactie). Berlin: Springer, blz. 101-118 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 9230)

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

Nearest neighbor search


Algebra for security

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Calculus variant 2

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Digital security engineering




(Ab)using Bitcoin for anti-censorship tool

Auteur: Okupski, K., 31 dec 2014

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


A diskless cluster architecture for hashing operations

Auteur: Antakis, S., 31 aug 2010

Begeleider: de Weger, B. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Garvey, P. (Externe persoon) (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Algebraic attacks from a Gröbner basis perspective

Auteur: Segers, A., 30 nov 2004

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Analysis of current and future phishing attacks on internet banking services

Auteur: Hegt, S., 30 jun 2008

Begeleider: de Weger, B. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Lukkien, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Smeets, M. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Brabocoin: an educational cryptocurrency based on Bitcoin

Auteur: van den Berg, D. P., Dekker, D., van den Eerenbeemt, S. & Wessel, S., 18 apr 2019

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Bachelor