Tom Shrimpton is a professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the University of Florida. His research is in cryptography, with an emphasis on the needs of real-world cryptographic practice. Much of his work has focused upon the theory and practice of hash functions, authenticated encryption schemes, and other symmetric-key primitives; more recently, he has worked more broadly in applied cryptography, IC supply chain security, data structures, and censorship circumvention tools. Professor Shrimpton was the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award, and he was awarded one of ten “New Digital Age” research gifts from Eric Schmidt. He has been the program chair for two of the flagship conferences in cryptography (RWC, Crypto), and delivered dozens of invited and keynote lectures. In the UF Blockchain lab, Professor Shrimpton will develop educational materials and provide cryptography expertise to various research efforts.