Tuesday, March 31, 2015

TRUST Researcher Dan Boneh to Receive 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named TRUST researcher Dan Boneh the recipient of the 2014 ACM-Infosys FoundationAward in the Computing Sciences for ground-breaking contributions to the development of pairing-based cryptography and its application in identity-based encryption. The award recognizes the finest recent innovations by young scientists and system developers in the computing field. Boneh's work helped establish the field of pairing-based cryptography, a dominant area in cryptography for the last decade, by demonstrating the use of pairing functions to solve a wide variety of problems in cryptography. Boneh, with Matt Franklin, showed how pairings could be used to develop a fully functional identity-based encryption scheme (IBE).
Dan Boneh is professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, and leads the applied cryptography group there. He will be honored at ACM's annual awards banquet on June 20, 2015 in San Francisco.