Dr. Dan Boneh is a leading authority in the fields of cryptography and computer science. As a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, Dr. Boneh leads the applied cryptography group. Dr. Boneh is co-inventor of the Identity-Based Encryption from the Weil Pairing, along with Dr. Matt Franklin of the University of California at Davis.
Dr. Boneh works on various topics in applied cryptography and computer security. His focus is on building security mechanisms that are easy to use and deploy. Along with his students, he developed new mechanisms for web security, file system security, and copyright protection. Dr. Boneh contributed to the security and performance of the RSA cryptosystem, developed new privacy mechanisms, and contributed to the study of cryptographic watermarking.
The author of over 60 technical publications, Dr. Boneh holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University and has received numerous awards, including the Packard Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Award, the Terman Award and several NSF grants.