Mathy Vanhoef

Postdoctoral Associate Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Email: mathy.vanhoef@nyu.edu
Education: PhD KU Leuven, Belgium

Research Areas: Metwork Security; Software Security; Applied Cryptography; Low-Level Security; Privacy


Mathy Vanhoef is a postdoctoral researcher at New York University Abu Dhabi. He is most well known for his KRACK attack against WPA2, the RC4 NOMORE attack against RC4, and the Dragonblood attack against WPA3. His research interest lies in computer security with a focus on network security, wireless security (e.g. Wi-Fi), network protocols, and applied cryptography. Currently, his research is about analyzing security protocols to automatically discover (logical) implementation vulnerabilities. Apart from research, he is also interested in low-level security, reverse engineering, and binary exploitation.