Dr. Bo Zhu

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Waterloo.
I am interested in analysis and design of cryptographic algorithms and protocols.
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Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Waterloo, CanadaSep. 2010 - Jan. 2015
Supervisor: Prof. Guang Gong
Communications Security Lab at Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD Thesis: Analysis and Design of Authentication and Encryption Algorithms for Secure Cloud Systems
Master of Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, ChinaSep. 2007 - May 2010
Supervisors: Prof. Kefei Chen and Prof. Xuejia Lai
Cryptography and Information Security Lab at Dept. Computer Science
Bachelor of Engineering, Tsinghua University, ChinaAug. 2003 - July 2007
Dept. Electrical Engineering

Employment

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Waterloo, CanadaJan. 2015 - Present
Work with Prof. Guang Gong and Prof. Mark Aagaard
Design and analyze lightweight cryptographic primitives
Summer Associate, Cross-desk Strategist, Morgan Stanley, New YorkJune 2014 - Aug. 2014
Securitized Products Group, Fixed Income Division
Aggregation, analysis, and visualization of financial data
Embedded Software Designer Intern, BlackBerry, OttawaSept. 2013 - Dec. 2013
QCT Integration & Bringup Team
Integrate, test, and debug embedded software for operating systems of mobile devices
Teaching Assistants, University of Waterloo, Canada2011 - 2013
SE 350, Operating Systems, Winter 2013
ECE 254, Operating Systems, Fall 2012
ECE 354, Real-Time Operating Systems, Spring 2011
ECE 124, Digital Circuits & Systems, Winter 2011

Selected Publications

The Simeck Family of Lightweight Block Ciphers
Gangqiang Yang, Bo Zhu, Valentin Suder, Mark Aagaard, Guang Gong. To appear at the 17th Workshop on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES 2015)
Pleco and Plectron -- Two Provably Secure Password Hashing Algorithms [Full version] [DOI] [Code] [BibTeX]
Bo Zhu, Xinxin Fan, and Guang Gong. The 5th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY 2015). pp 127-129
Enhanced Criteria on Differential Uniformity and Nonlinearity of Cryptographic Significant Functions [PDF] [BibTeX]
Yin Tan, Guang Gong, and Bo Zhu. To appear at the Journal of Cryptography and Communications -- Discrete Structures, Boolean Functions and Sequences (CCDS)
Loxin -- A Solution to Password-less Universal Login [PDF] [DOI] [BibTeX]
Bo Zhu, Xinxin Fan, and Guang Gong. 2014 IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Security and Privacy in Big Data (BigSecurity 2014). pp 494-499
Multidimensional Meet-in-the-Middle Attack and Its Applications to KATAN32/48/64 [PDF] [DOI] [BibTeX]
Bo Zhu and Guang Gong. Journal of Cryptography and Communications -- Discrete Structures, Boolean Functions and Sequences (CCDS). Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 313-333, December 2014
Distinguishing Properties and Applications of Higher Order 4 Derivatives of Boolean Functions [DOI] [BibTeX]
Ming Duan, Mohan Yang, Xiaorui Sun, Bo Zhu, and Xuejia Lai. Information Sciences, Elsevier, Feb 2014
TuLP: A Family of Lightweight Message Authentication Codes for Body Sensor Networks [DOI] [BibTeX]
Zheng Gong, Pieter Hartel, Svetla Nikova, Shao-Hua Tang, and Bo Zhu. Journal of Computer Science and Technology, vol. 29 (1), pp 53-68, Jan 2014
Revisiting MAC Forgeries, Weak Keys and Provable Security of Galois/Counter Mode of Operation [PDF] [DOI] [BibTeX]
Bo Zhu, Yin Tan, and Guang Gong. 12th International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS 2013). LNCS 8257. pp 20-38
Another View on Cube Attack, Cube Tester, AIDA and Higher Order Differential Cryptanalysis [PDF] [BibTeX]
Bo Zhu, Guang Gong, Xuejia Lai, and Kefei Chen. CACR Technical Report 2012-01
A Practical Platform for Cube-Attack-like Cryptanalyses [PDF] [ePrint] [BibTeX]
Bo Zhu, Wenye Yu, and Tao Wang. Cryptology ePrint Archive, Report 2010/644
Bitwise Higher Order Differential Cryptanalysis [DOI] [BibTeX]
Bo Zhu, Kefei Chen, and Xuejia Lai. 1st International Conference on Trusted Systems (INTRUST 2009). LNCS 6163. pp 250-262
Improved Cryptanalysis of the FOX Block Cipher [DOI] [BibTeX]
Zhongming Wu, Yiyuan Luo, Xuejia Lai, and Bo Zhu. 1st International Conference on Trusted Systems (INTRUST 2009). LNCS 6163. pp 236-249
Towards Secure and Practical MACs for Body Sensor Networks [DOI] [BibTeX]
Zheng Gong, Pieter Hartel, Svetla Nikova, and Bo Zhu. 10th International Conference on Cryptology in India (INDOCRYPT 2009). LNCS 5922. pp 182-198
How to Break LU Matrix Based Key Predistribution Schemes for Wireless Sensor Networks [DOI] [BibTeX]
Bo Zhu, Yanfei Zheng, Yaowei Zhou, and Kefei Chen. 2009 IEEE 6th International Conference on Mobile Adhoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS 2009). pp 237-245

Professional Service

Technical Program Committee
Technical Paper Reviewer
Conference Organization
Community Service

Miscellaneous

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