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I'm a PhD student in biomathematics, working on stochastic individual-based models of evolution in spatially structured populations. My other interests include cryptography, programming games and puzzles, photography and graphic design.


I'm the main author and maintainer of the Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch (SOUP), a user script for browsers with GreaseMonkey-compatible user script support (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, possibly Safari) that fixes or works around a number of outstanding issues with the Stack Exchange user interface.

I tend to answer a lot more questions than I ask. Some answers I'm rather proud of:

CC-Zero Please consider any (original) code I post to Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites to be released under CC-Zero unless stated otherwise. You may do whatever you want with it and don't have to credit me in any way, although of course that would be nice.


Nov
25
answered Shamir's Simple Sharing Scheme - preventing partial recovery of data
Nov
23
answered Block Cipher vs Stream Cipher in Web Application
Nov
20
answered Is CBC mode encryption vulnerable to a reordering attack?
Nov
11
wiki created three-pass-protocol excerpt
Nov
11
wiki created three-pass-protocol description
Nov
10
answered Why don't we use MACs to store passwords?
Nov
7
answered Is encrypting credit card numbers one by one with rsautl secure?
Nov
6
answered Security proofs for CBC mode
Nov
5
wiki created commutative-encryption description
Nov
5
wiki created commutative-encryption excerpt
Oct
20
answered How vulnerable is RSA when using it to encode ~1000s of datasets with 500bytes each? How easy can the private key passphrase be hacked?
Oct
20
answered Does MAC provide origin authentication? Why not just use symmetric encryption?
Oct
18
answered What is the difference between a 'cipher' and a 'mode of operation'?
Oct
18
answered How do these figures represent a boolean function?
Oct
17
answered Increasing number of rounds in AES
Oct
8
answered How does redundancy in a file effects performance and security of encryption?
Oct
8
answered How does one use AES block cipher modes of operation?
Oct
7
answered Making counter (CTR) mode robust against application state loss
Oct
1
answered Shamir's Secret Share Over the Reals
Sep
30
answered Are NIST's changes to Keccak/SHA-3 problematic?