Jean-Philippe Aumasson is principal cryptographer at Kudelski Security, Switzerland, and holds a PhD in cryptography from EPFL. He is known for designing the cryptographic functions BLAKE (one of 5 SHA-3 finalists), SipHash (OpenDNS, Perl, Ruby, etc.), BLAKE2 (Pcompress, WinRAR, etc.). He authored more than 30 research articles in the field of cryptography and cryptanalysis, and talked at a number of security cons including Black Hat AD and 29c3. In 2013 he initiated the Cryptography Coding Standard (https://cryptocoding.net) and the Password Hashing Competition (https://password-hashing.net), which are open, collaborative, and vendor-neutral projects aimed to improve the overall state of security.