The Kristian Beckman Award Award committee has decided to grant the Kristian Beckman Award 2004 to Prof. Jean-Jacques Quisquater from Belgium.
Before being Professor at UCL, Jean-Jacques was responsible for a crypto lab at Philips (1970-1991), where he developed the first RSA smart card. He is professor of cryptography and multimedia security at the Laboratory for Microelectronics (DICE), Department of Electrical Engineering, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, where he is responsible (at least at the scientific level) of many projects related to smart cards, to secure protocols for communications, digital signatures, payTV, protection of copyrights and security tools for electronic commerce. He is responsible for the well-known group "UCL Crypto Group".
Famous in the crypto area, in particular, with the Guillou-Quisquater (GQ) cryptosystem for signature and authentication. Well known for his work on smartcards, in particular side-channel attacks and counter-measures. He has been the Belgian representative at IFIP TC-11 for many years. He is Vice-Chair of IFIP WG 8.8. An extensive list of his publications can be found on his webpage www.dice.ucl.ac.be/crypto/jjq.html