Prof. Dr. Xuejia Lai
received his B.Sc. in El. Ing.
in 1982 and M.Sc. Math. in
1984 at the Xidian Univ. of Xian, China.
He received a M.Sc. in Communication Theory in 1988 and his Ph.D. of sc. techn in 1992 from the Swiss
Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich.
He is professor of
Shanghai Jiaotong University since 2004。His work has been concentrated in cryptography and PKI during
the past 20 years, especially in the design and analysis of practical
cryptosystems (including block ciphers and stream ciphers), differential
cryptanalysis of block ciphers, and analysis and hash functions. He is
co-inventor (together with Prof. J. L. Massey) of the IDEA cipher. In 1994, he
joined r³ security engineering ag
which became Entrust Technologies Switzerland since June 1998. He was senior consultant and technical director of S.W.I.S.
GROUP, Switzerland since 2001. He took part
in the design of algorithms for Eurochip in the
Value-card used by European Banks. He was editor of 3 ISO IT-security standards.
He has published a book "On the Design and Security of Block Ciphers"
1992) and more than 40 papers. He has been evaluating, analysing, and improving
several ciphers for several international companies and organisations, and involved
in the European project KRISIS, ICE-CAR and PKI Challenge. He is
honorary professor at the Graduate School of University of Science and
Technology of China,
advisor professor of Southwest Jiaotong
University and standing director of China cryptologic society.