I am a professor in the
Department of Computer Science at
the University of California, Davis, USA.
I have also been a visiting professor at a bunch of places, including
Chiang Mai University (TH),
Chulalongkorn University (TH),
ENS Paris (FR),
ETH Zürich (CH), and
The Isaac Newton Institute (UK).
My research is in cryptography.
After finishing an undergrad degree from UCB,
I did my Ph.D. at MIT’s
Theory of Computation group (1991),
After that I worked at IBM as a security architect, then came to UCD (1994), where I’ve spent most
of the last 24 years.
My research has focused on obtaining
provably-good solutions to protocol problems of genuine utility.
I’ve been lucky enough
to get some nice recognition:
Levchin prize (2016),
PET Award (2015),
IACR Fellow (2012),
ACM Paris Kanellakis Award (2009),
RSA Award in Mathematics (2003).
These days, my technical work in cryptography is paired with corresponding concerns for social and ethical issues
connected to technology, especially the problem of
mass surveillance. I’ve been working on
a small book on that topic.
Reaction to mass-surveillance revelations:
BDS, and many
other environmental and civil rights movements.
I am especially concerned, these days, with the environmental crisis we have created.
“Our civilization is being sacrificed
for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue making enormous sums
of money”, one child recently explained.
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