Benoit Chevallier-Mames' Home Page

Program Committees

During the past years, I participated to the following program committees:


Recently, I have begun some lectures in cryptology, within few French Grandes Ecoles or Universities:
  • Ecole des Mines de Gardanne, 2006-2007
  • Université de Luminy, 2007.
I also participate to CFSSI cryptology training.
Since early 2007, I am qualified to be "Maitre de Conférence" (assistant professor).

Invited Talks

I have been invited to give talks to some seminars:
I also defended my thesis at the École Normale Supérieure seminar.


I have had the chance to welcome some trainees at Gemplus/Gemalto:
  • Amine Dogui, 2005
  • Johann Urvoy, 2006
  • Davide Alessio, 2007.
If you wish to be a trainee of mine, do not hesitate to contact me.


I have participated to the Saphir project, on the security and design of hash functions. One of the achievement of this project was the definition of a new hash function called Shabal. Shabal' specifications are given here
Shabal was our candidate to the NIST cryptographic hash function competition. Shabal was qualified to the first round and to the to the second round. Unfortunately, it was not selected for the final . More information are available on