Nicky Mouha

I am a Researcher at the Computer Security Division of NIST (U.S. Department of Commerce), and an Associate Member of the CASCADE team of ENS Paris.

My research is in cryptography. Besides my research, I am involved in the standardization of threshold cryptography. I am also a co-author of the Triple DES (3DES) standard, which is one of only two block ciphers that are approved for use by the U.S. government. Previously, I worked on the NIST lightweight cryptography project.

I am perhaps best known as the designer of the Chaskey algorithm that is currently included in the ISO 29192-6 DIS (Draft International Standard), or the Simpira algorithm that is used in Google Randen. Furthermore, I am the inventor of the MILP and SAT-based techniques that have now become the standard tools to analyze the security of cryptographic algorithms against attacks such as differential and linear cryptanalysis.