An active member of the research community in the fields of cryptanalysis (breaking ciphers), computer security, and privacy, Orr Dunkelman has published numerous papers analyzing the security of ciphers and cryptosystems. He is widely recognized for his work on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), the KASUMI block cipher that is used to protect 3G communications, and the KeeLoq block cipher that is widely deployed in remote entry systems, such as alarms. Additionally, Dunkelman has worked on improving cryptanalytic methods and developing new techniques. His advances in the cryptanalytic toolbox have helped buffer recent attacks on the full AES and many other ciphers.
Born in Ramat Gan, Israel, Orr Dunkelman completed his Ph.D. studies in the computer science department at the Israel Institute of Technology in 2006. He currently holds a faculty position at the University of Haifa, Israel.