Dr Marcelo A Montemurro, theoretical physicist at the University of Manchester, UK.
In June 2013, along with Damian Zanette published an analysis of the Voynich Manuscript in the journal Plos One, in which they stated that it had a genuine message (Montemurro, Marcelo A.; Zanette, Damián H. (20 June 2013). "Keywords and Co-Occurrence Patterns in the Voynich Manuscript: An Information-Theoretic Analysis". PLoS ONE 8 (6): e66344. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066344).
The abstract, on the Plos One website is here .
His University of Manchester webpage is  (checked July 2017).