Atul Luykx is a Senior Software Engineer at Google, where he helps Google with its cryptography needs and works on the Tink cryptographic library.
Previously he was head of cryptography at Swirlds, a staff research scientist at Visa Research, and held a postdoctoral appointment at the UC Davis computer science department with Phil Rogaway and the COSIC research group of the KU Leuven headed by Bart Preneel.After completing a bachelor's in mathematics at Cornell University in 2010, he did a master's in mathematical engineering at the KU Leuven. He completed his PhD in 2016 under the supervision of Bart Preneel studying the design and analysis of authenticated encryption schemes. During his PhD he did an internship at NTT Secure Platform Laboratories, and worked as a visiting scholar under Orr Dunkelman at the University of Haifa.
From 2015 to 2017 he was a Belgian delegate to the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC27 group, and has been the Belgian head of delegation for the standardization of cryptographic algorithms (WG2).
PhD Thesis: The Design and Analysis of Message Authentication and Authenticated Encryption Schemes