Meicheng Liu

Associate Professor

State Key Laboratory of Information Security

Institute of Information Engineering

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Beijing 100093, P. R. China


Research Areas

Boolean Functions

Design and Analysis of Symmetric Cryptographic Algorithms

Algebraic Methods in Cryptography


Ph.D., Cryptography, SKLOIS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jan. 2013


Work Experience

​Associate Professor, SKLOIS, CAS, since Oct. 2015

Research Scientist, Nanyang Technological University, May 2015 -- Sep. 2016

Research Associate, SKLOIS, CAS, Apr. 2013 -- Oct. 2015



1.       Meicheng Liu. Degree Evaluation of NFSR-Based Cryptosystems, CRYPTO 2017, 2017.

2.       Kexin Qiao, Ling Song, Meicheng Liu, Jian Guo. New Collision Attacks on Round-Reduced Keccak, EUROCRYPT (3) 2017: 216-243

3.       Guoyan Zhang, Meicheng Liu*. A Distinguisher on PRESENT-Like Permutations with Application to SPONGENT, SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, 2017.

4.       Jian Guo, Meicheng Liu*, Ling Song: Linear Structures: Applications to Cryptanalysis of Round-Reduced Keccak. ASIACRYPT (1) 2016: 249-274

5.       Bing Sun, Meicheng Liu, Jian Guo, Longjiang Qu, Vincent Rijmen: New Insights on AES-Like SPN Ciphers. CRYPTO (1) 2016: 605-624

6.       Bing Sun, Meicheng Liu, Jian Guo, Vincent Rijmen, Ruilin Li: Provable Security Evaluation of Structures Against Impossible Differential and Zero Correlation Linear Cryptanalysis. EUROCRYPT (1) 2016: 196-213

7.       Meicheng Liu, Siang Meng Sim. Lightweight MDS Generalized Circulant Matrices. FSE 2016: 101-120

8.       Wentao Zhang, Zhenzhen Bao, Vincent Rijmen, Meicheng Liu. A New Classification of 4-bit Optimal S-boxes and Its Application to PRESENT, RECTANGLE and SPONGENT. FSE 2015: 494-515

9.       Tianze Wang, Meicheng Liu, Shangwei Zhao, Dongdai Lin. Construction of cubic rotation symmetric bent functions in power-of-two variables. ISIT 2015: 486-490

10.    Meicheng Liu, Dongdai Lin, Wenhao Wang. Searching cubes for testing Boolean functions and its application to Trivium. ISIT 2015: 496-500

11.    Yin Zhang, Meicheng Liu*, Dongdai Lin. On the immunity of rotation symmetric Boolean functions against fast algebraic attacks. Discrete Applied Mathematics 162: 17-27 (2014)

12.    Shaoyu Du, Meicheng Liu, Yin Zhang, Dongdai Lin. On the Nonlinearity and Correlation Immunity of Two Classes of Boolean Functions. Int. J. Software and Informatics 8(2): 177-192 (2014)

13.    Meicheng Liu, Dongdai Lin. Almost perfect algebraic immune functions with good nonlinearity. ISIT 2014: 1837-1841

14.    Wenhao Wang, Meicheng Liu*, Yin Zhang. Comments on "A design of Boolean functions resistant to (fast) algebraic cryptanalysis with efficient implementation". Cryptography and Communications 5(1): 1-6 (2013)

15.    Meicheng Liu, Yin Zhang, Dongdai Lin. Perfect Algebraic Immune Functions. ASIACRYPT 2012: 172-189

16.    Tianze Wang, Meicheng Liu*, Dongdai Lin. Construction of Resilient and Nonlinear Boolean Functions with Almost Perfect Immunity to Algebraic and Fast Algebraic Attacks. Inscrypt 2012: 276-293

17.    Yin Zhang, Meicheng Liu, Dongdai Lin. On the nonexistence of Bent Functions. Int. J. Found. Comput. Sci. 22(6): 1431-1438 (2011)

18.    Meicheng Liu, Dongdai Lin, Dingyi Pei. Fast Algebraic Attacks and Decomposition of Symmetric Boolean Functions. IEEE Trans. Information Theory 57(7): 4817-4821 (2011)

19.    Meicheng Liu, Dongdai Lin, Dingyi Pei. Results on the Immunity of Boolean Functions against Probabilistic Algebraic Attacks. ACISP 2011: 34-46

20.    Yusong Du, Fangguo Zhang, Meicheng Liu. On the Resistance of Boolean Functions against Fast Algebraic Attacks. ICISC 2011: 261-274

21.    Meicheng Liu, Dingyi Pei, Yusong Du. Identification and construction of Boolean functions with maximum algebraic immunity. SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences 53(7): 1379-1396 (2010)

22.    Meicheng Liu, Yusong Du, Dingyi Pei, Dongdai Lin. On designated-weight Boolean functions with highest algebraic immunity. SCIENCE CHINA Mathematics 53(11), 2847-2854 (2010)

Honors & Distinctions

CAS Hundred Outstanding Doctoral Dissertations Award, 2014
President's Excellence Award of CAS for Graduate Students, 2013