Mathy Vanhoef

Special guest

Mathy Vanhoef is a postdoctoral researcher at New York University Abu Dhabi and soon to be professor at KU Leuven (Belgium). He received a Bachelor and Master degree from Uhasselt University and got his PhD degree from KU Leuven.

Mathy's research interest lies in computer security with a focus on network and wireless security (e.g. Wi-Fi), software security, and applied cryptography. In these areas Mathy tries to bridge the gap between real-world code and (protocol) standards. Most notably, he discovered the KRACK attack against WPA2, and helped design two Wi-Fi defences that are now part of the IEEE 802.11 standard.

Mathy Vanhoef has been a guest on 1 episode.