Dr. Jan Camenisch

VP of Research & Crypto, DFINITY

Jan Camenisch is VP of Research & Crypto at DFINITY and Director of the DFINITY Zurich Research Lab. He also serves on Sovrin’s Technical Governance Board. Before joining DFINITY, Jan was a Principal Research Staff Member at IBM Research – Zurich, where he was leading the Privacy & Cryptography research team and was a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.

He is a leading scientist in the area of privacy and cryptography and a Fellow of the IACR, IEEE, and ACM. Jan has published over 140 widely cited papers, was granted about 140 patents worldwide, and has received a number of awards for his work, including the 2010 ACM SIGSAC outstanding innovation award, the 2013 IEEE computer society technical achievement award, and the 2018 IFIP Kristian Beckman award. Jan studied electrical engineering at ETH Zurich and subsequently obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the same school in 1998.

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