D. Sc. (Tech.) Kimmo Halunen is a Senior Scientist at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in Oulu and Adjunct Professor at the University of Oulu. He has obtained his D. Sc. (Tech.) in computer engineering on hash function security in 2012 and has over 20 publications related to security, cryptography and blockchain technology in refereed conferences and journals.
In the course of his research he has contributed to several national and international projects as a researcher and as an expert of information security and cryptography in a commercialization project in authentication. He leads a project on measuring the security of cryptographic primitives in the Finnish Defence Forces research program and has been leading cybersecurity growth initiatives at VTT from 2014 onwards. Between 2014-2015 he visited the COSIC group in KU Leuven in Belgium for 9 months. He also acts as a cybersecurity advisor for Streamr.
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