Yvo Desmedt received his Ph.D. (Summa cum Laude) from the University of Leuven, Belgium (1984). At present he is Jonsson Distinguished Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has held visiting appointments at AIST (Japan), Macquarie University (Australia), Technion (Israel), Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), Universite de Montreal (Canada), University of Karlsruhe (Germany), etc. He is an (associate) editor of The Journal of Computer Security. He is also the Editor-in-chief of IET Information Security. He was program chair of Crypto 1994, the ACM workshop on Scientific Aspects of Cyber Terrorism 2002, PKC 2003, ICITS 2007, and co-program chair of CANS 2005. He was an invited speaker at conferences and workshop in 5 continents. He has authored over 200 refereed papers, of which 185 listed on DBLP. He is a Fellow of the International Association of Cryptologic Research (IACR), since 2010.