Other scientific activities
- I am President of the french chapter of IEEE in
information theory :
Transactions on Information Theory (since 1st June 2016).
- Supervisor of PhD thesis: 1) PhD thesis of
Ashref Aloui (University of Paris VIII); 2) PhD thesis (joint
thesis with University of El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia) of Amine
Mrabet (co-supervisor with M. Machhout and N. Mrabet); 3) PhD
thesis of Jian Liu (co-supervisor with Prof. Lusheng Chen),
School of Mathematical Science-university of Nankai-China with
the China Scholarship Council (CSC), Defended on 29 Mai 2015; 4)
PhD thesis (joint thesis with Institut of Mathematics METU,
Ankara, Turkey) of Ahmet Sinak (co-supervisor with Prof. Ferruh
Ozbudak), University of Paris VIII, Defended on 8 September 2017
5) PhD thesis (joint thesis with University of Science and
Technology USTHB) of Bennenni Nabil (co-supervisor with K.
Guenda), Defended on 23 October 2016 6) PhD thesis of Junwei
Wang (co-supervisor with Matthieu Rivain and Pascal Paillier) at
University of Paris VIII and University of Luxembourg and 7) PhD
thesis of Bachir Benmoussat (co-supervisor with F. Mokrane).
- Seminar: I was in charge of the seminar protection
of information for 6 years (from 2006 to 2012).
- Member of international projects: I am member of
Office of Research and Sponsored Project "Special Functions for
Cryptography" in UAE University with C. Carlet and K.
Abdukhalikov (from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2016). Also,
I am involved in the Eurpean project SECODE for three years in
which the partners are l'INRIA (France), Télécom Paristech
(France), Université Catholique de Louvain UCL (Belgium) and the
Sabancı University (Turkey).
- Member of national projects: I was involved in
the project ANR
functions) from September 2009 to August 2013 with UVSQ, ENS,
INRIA, University of Aix-Marseille II, University of Paris XI,
University of Caen (and University Paris VIII), University of
Nantes, University of Provence and University Paris Diderot
(Paris VII). Also, I am involved in the ANR "MANTA" from
Spetember 2015 to August 2018. The main topics are: Algebraic
Goemetry and Coding Theory. The partners are: INRIA, IMT
(Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse) et Télécom Paris-tech.
- Participation to jury PhD thesis: 1) PhD Thesis
of Rafael Fourquet "Décodage par liste des codes de Reed-Muller
et application à la cryptanalyse", 2011, Paris VIII (examiner);
2) PhD Thesis of Jean-Pierre Flori "Fonctions booléennes,
courbes algébriques et multiplication complexe", 2012, Telecom
ParisTech (examiner); 3) PhD Thesis of Chérif Mihoubi "Codes
cycliques ternaires de rendement 1/2", 2012, Telecom ParisTech
(examiner); PhD Thesis of Lin Sok "Code, Lattices et fonctions
booléennes", 2013, Telecom ParisTech (refree); 4) PhD Thesis of
Stephanie Dib "Distribution de la non-linéearité des fonctions
booléennes", 2013, University of Marseille, (refree); 5) PhD
Thesis of Deng Tang "Fonctions booléennes pour les schémas
cryptographiques par flots et par blocs", 2014, University of
Paris VIII, (examiner); 6) PhD Thesis of Valentin Suder
"Propriétés différentielles des permutations et application en
cryptographie symmetrique",2014, INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt,
SECRET project-team, France (examiner); 7) PhD thesis of Brahim
Merabet "Critères de sécurité des fonctions booléennes vis à vis
des attaques algébriques sur les schémas par flots et par
blocs", 2014, University of Boumediene, Algeria (referee); 8)
PhD thesis of Soukayna Qarboua "Approche quaternaire des
fonctions cryptographiques, fonctions booléennes et conjecture
de Tu et Deng ", 2016, Télécom Bretagne/ITI (referee); 9) PhD
Thesis of Samir Hodzic "Characterisation of generalized bent
functions and some other topics related to cryptography", 2017,
Koper, Slovénie (referee), 10) PhD thesis of Pierrick Méaux
titled "Hybrid fully homomorphic framework", ENS, INRIA, Paris,
France (examiner), 11) PhD thesis of Nicolas Marrière titled
"Cryptanalyse de chiffrements par blocs avec la méthode des
variances", 2017, Cergy, France (invited), 12) PhD thesis of
Nishant Sinha titled ``Analysis of symmetric ciphers" defended
on 31 August 2018, Roorkee, Inde (referee), 13) PhD thesis of
Yann Rotella tilted ``Discrete mathematics applied to symmetric
cryptography" defended on 19 September 2018, INIRIA, Paris,
- Participation in the expertise of national and
international projects (ex. Research Foundation etc.).
- Interlocutor in Paris 8 of the research team
AGAA "Arithmetic, Algebraic Geometry and Applications".
- Head of the research team MTII "Mathematics for
information and image processing" (2017-2018) in the
- Head of Master: I am heading the Master
degree of mathematics (Master
Mathematics and Applications to Coding theory and
Cryptography) at the University of Paris VIII
- I was in charge (with C. Carlet) of the Master
MACC (Mathematics and Applications to Coding theory and
Cryptography) program of mathematics from 2006 to 2009.
- Member of Council: I was member of the
council of Unity of formation and research (UFR) at the
University of Paris VIII from 2006 to 2010.
- Budget: Charge of the budget of the
department of Mathematics at the University of Paris
VIII from 2006 to 2009.
- Teaching and administrative training:
Charge teaching and administrative training in
cryptology between Thales and University Paris VIII form
2008 to 2009.
- Member of the Recruitment Commission:
I'm member (vice president) of the Recruitment
Commission for Mathematics at university of Paris VIII
since 2008. This commission is in charge of the
recruitments of Assistant/Associate Professors.
- Member of comity: I was member for 7
years (2011-2018) of the french research coordination
comitiee (Codes and Cryptography), gathering more than
- Author of book: Joint author of the book
"Mathematics L2" Pearson Education, 2007 (Chapter
"Quotients rings and finite fields" and Chapter
complement "From finite fields to error-correcting
- Jury member of a national competition:
competition Mathematics A (Algebra and Analysis) from
2005 to 2014
- Corrective books: book "oral
competitions Central School / Supelec School/ Mine
School/ Polytechnic School"; collection Ellipses and
book "Mathematics L1"; collection Pearson Education.
- Scientific document examiner: "An
analysis of scientific papers" in Mathematics for
Polytechnic competitions in 2011.
- Framing of training courses: framing of
almost 50 training courses Master in Mathematics and
information theory from 2006 to 2009.
- Oral examinations in preparatory classes:
preparation for the oral competition in Mathematics (2nd
year class preparatory MP, PSI *, MP * and 1st year of
preparatory class MPSI) for more than 18 years.