Dr. Moti Yung

Security and Privacy Research Scientist, Google

Moti Yung is a Security and Privacy Research Scientist with Google. He got his PhD from Columbia University in 1988. Previously, he was with IBM Research, Certco, RSA Laboratories, and Snap. He has also been an adjunct senior research faculty at Columbia, where he has co-advised and worked with numerous PhD students. Yung is a fellow of the IEEE, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), and the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS). In 2010 he gave the IACR Distinguished Lecture. He is the recipient of the 2014 ACM’s SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation award, the 2014 ESORICS (European Symposium on Research in Computer Security) Outstanding Research award, an IBM Outstanding Innovation award, a Google OC award, and a Google founders’ award.

Yung’s main professional interests are in Security, Privacy, and Cryptography. His contributions to research and development treat science and technology holistically: from the theoretical mathematical foundations, via conceptual mechanisms which typify computer science, to participation in design and development of industrial products. His published work (articles, patents, a book, and edited books) includes collaborations with more than 300 highly appreciated co-authors.

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.

Prof. Carmit Hazay

Associate Professor, Bar-Ilan University; Co-founder, Ligero

Carmit Hazay is an associate professor in the Computer Engineering Department at Bar-Ilan University, Israel and Deputy Director of the Cybercenter. She received her PhD at Bar-Ilan University, served as a postdoctoral researcher at Weizmann Institute of Science and IDC Israel, and at Aarhus University, Denmark. Carmit's research lies in foundations of cryptography with special focus on secure multiparty computation (MPC) and zero-knowledge proofs, both theory and practice. She co-authored the book 'Efficient Secure Two-Party Protocols -- Techniques and Constructions'. She is also the co-founder of Ligero Inc. that provides MPC-as-a-service.

Prof. Rosario Gennaro

Director, CAISS at CUNY

Rosario Gennaro, Ph.D. is a Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Center for Algorithms and Interactive Scientific Software at The City College of New York. He has a 25 year career in cryptography and network security research. After his doctorate from MIT he was a researcher at the IBM T.J.Watson Research Center until he joined CCNY in 2012. He is the author of more than 150 highly cited publications and holds 22 patents. His research focuses on the design of efficient cryptographic schemes, issues of anonymity and the use of cryptography to mitigate systems break-ins.

Dr. Tal Rabin

Head of Research, Algorand Foundation

Tal Rabin is the head of research at Algorand Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation Tal was a Distinguished Research Staff Member and the Manager of the Cryptographic Research Group at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center. Her research focuses on the general area of cryptography and more specifically on secure multiparty computation and privacy preserving computations. She has a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University. Rabin is an ACM Fellow, an IACR (International Association of Cryptologic Research) Fellow and member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was named by Forbes as one of the Top 50 Women in Tech, 2018. She has served as the Program and General Chair of leading cryptography conferences and is an Editor of the Journal of Cryptology.