Shannon started the unclassified scientific research in cryptography with his October 1949 paper. First we briefly survey the scientific research in cryptography since then. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of this research, attempting to present a balanced viewpoint. The lecture will also discuss the progress we have not made. In particular, we discuss research topics in cryptography which might be worth studying.
Yvo Desmedt received his Ph.D. (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Leuven, Belgium (1984). He is presently the Chair of Information Communication Technology at University College London, UK and Invited Senior Research Scientist at RCIS (AIST), Japan. His interests include cryptography, network security and computer security. He was program chair of several conferences and workshops, including PKC and Crypto. He is editor-in-chief of IET Information Security and editor of 3 journals, including Information Processing Letters. He was an invited speaker at conferences and workshop in 5 continents. He has authored over 150 refereed papers. He is ranked as 4th most productive (out of 1817 researchers) at the two main research conferences in Cryptology. He is an IACR Fellow (since 2010).