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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 started programming (in AmigaBASIC) when I was 10 years old. Nowadays, I'm most comfortable using Perl, C and JavaScript. I know Java and PHP too, but I can't really say I like them. I also know some Python, but not as much as I'd like.


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.


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:


Aug
29
reviewed Leave Open RSA was rejected by which journal?
Aug
29
reviewed Leave Open Solution with high decryption cost and low encryption cost
Aug
28
reviewed Leave Open Good challenges for a crypto competition for teenagers
Aug
19
reviewed Leave Open Simple proof that shows AES is not a uniform permutation on any n-bit string?
Aug
19
reviewed Leave Open Rely on NSA Suite B Cryptography?
Aug
9
reviewed Leave Open How many degrees of freedom up my sleeve?
Aug
9
reviewed Close Algebraic Normal Form Piccolo
Aug
9
reviewed Leave Open AES256-CBC vs AES256-CTR in SSH
Aug
9
reviewed Close Currently i am doing decryption for RSA encoding and i face some problem with it
Aug
9
reviewed Leave Open Theoretical attack on RSA
Jun
5
reviewed Close AES/CBC fixed Initial vector use-case
Jun
5
reviewed Leave Open Use of Different keys with PCBC
Jun
1
reviewed Leave Open How Does Progressive Hashing Work?
Jun
1
reviewed Leave Open Why would splitting a password output be better than separate HMACs for encryption/authentication key derivation?
May
31
reviewed Close How small are we talking about when defining the small public/private key exponent
May
31
reviewed Leave Open Reductionist proofs of decisional problems to computational
May
24
reviewed Close Is a Mersenne-twister cryptographically secure if I truncate the output?
May
22
reviewed Close encryption and decryption time for RSA-crt in java?
May
22
reviewed Leave Open Common password derivation function for different encryption methods
Mar
23
reviewed Satisfactory Secure degree reduction for Shamir's secret sharing