Dan Boneh (/bˈn/; Hebrew: דן בונה) is an Israeli–American professor in applied cryptography and computer security at Stanford University.

Dan Boneh
Boneh in 2007
Born1969 (age 53–54)
Alma materPrinceton University (PhD)
Known for
Scientific career
InstitutionsStanford University
ThesisStudies in Computational Number Theory with Applications to Cryptography (1996)
Doctoral advisorRichard J. Lipton
Doctoral students

In 2016, Boneh was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to the theory and practice of cryptography and computer security.

Biography edit

Born in Israel in 1969,[citation needed] Boneh obtained his Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton University in 1996 under the supervision of Richard J. Lipton.[1][2]

Boneh is one of the principal contributors to the development of pairing-based cryptography, along with Matt Franklin of the University of California, Davis.[3] He joined the faculty of Stanford University in 1997, and became professor of computer science and electrical engineering.[4][5] He teaches massive open online courses on the online learning platform Coursera.[6] In 1999, he was awarded a fellowship from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.[7] In 2002, he co-founded a company called Voltage Security with three of his students.[8] The company was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2015.[9][10]

In 2018, Boneh became co-director (with David Mazières) of the newly founded Center for Blockchain Research at Stanford, predicting at the time that "Blockchains will become increasingly critical to doing business globally."[11] Dr. Boneh is also known for putting his entire introductory cryptography course online for free.[12] The course is also available via Coursera.[13]

Awards edit

Publications edit

Some of Boneh's results in cryptography include:

  • 2018: Verifiable Delay Functions[22]
  • 2015: Privacy-preserving proofs of solvency for Bitcoin exchanges[23]
  • 2010: Efficient Identity-Based Encryption from Learning with Errors Assumption (with Shweta Agrawal and Xavier Boyen)[24]
  • 2010: He was involved in designing tcpcrypt, TCP extensions for transport-level security[25][26]
  • 2005: A partially homomorphic cryptosystem (with Eu-Jin Goh and Kobbi Nissim)[27]
  • 2005: The first broadcast encryption system with full collision resistance (with Craig Gentry and Brent Waters)
  • 2003: A timing attack on OpenSSL (with David Brumley)
  • 2001: An efficient identity-based encryption system (with Matt Franklin) based on the Weil pairing.[28]
  • 1999: Cryptanalysis of RSA when the private key is less than N0.292 (with Glenn Durfee)
  • 1997: Fault-based cryptanalysis of public-key systems (with Richard J. Lipton and Richard DeMillo)
  • 1995: Collision resistant fingerprinting codes for digital data (with James Shaw)
  • 1995: Cryptanalysis using a DNA computer (with Christopher Dunworth and Richard J. Lipton)

Some of his contributions in computer security include:

  • 2007: "Show[ing] that the time web sites take to respond to HTTP requests can leak private information."[29]
  • 2005: PwdHash a browser extension that transparently produces a different password for each site[30][31]

References edit

  1. ^ "Cryptography Is Dead?". March 2013.
  2. ^ Dan Boneh at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ "Google Scholar citations of Boneh-Franklin paper".
  4. ^ "Dan Boneh's Publications by Topic".
  5. ^ "Dan Boneh's Google Scholar Profile".
  6. ^ "Dan Boneh". Coursera instructor profile. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "Dan Boneh: 1999 Fellow". David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "Voltage Security, Inc., Corporate Fact Sheet". Old web site. Archived from the original on July 18, 2004. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  9. ^ Mary Azevedo (February 20, 2015). "HP set to acquire encryption firm Voltage Security". RCR Wireless news. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  10. ^ Jeremy C. Owens (February 9, 2015). "Hewlett-Packard buys Cupertino's Voltage Security for data protection". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  11. ^ "Stanford computer scientists launch the Center for Blockchain Research". Stanford School of Engineering. 2018-06-20. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  12. ^ Dan Boneh. "Online Cryptography Course". Stanford University.
  13. ^ "Cryptography I". Coursera.
  14. ^ 2021 Class of Fellows of the AMS, American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2020-11-02
  15. ^ Cacm Staff (March 2017), "ACM Recognizes New Fellows", Communications of the ACM, 60 (3): 23, doi:10.1145/3039921, S2CID 31701275.
  16. ^ ACM Prize in Computing Award Winners, April 11, 2018.
  17. ^ "Dan Boneh". Award web page. ACM. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  18. ^ ACM Group Presents Gödel Prize for Advances in Cryptography: Three Computer Scientists Cited for Innovations that Improve Security Archived 2013-06-01 at the Wayback Machine, Association for Computing Machinery, May 29, 2013.
  19. ^ http://www.securityinfowatch.com/press_release/10610184/co-founder-of-voltage-security-wins-rsa-award (Archive)
  20. ^ Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 1999 Annual Report Archived 2014-08-21 at the Wayback Machine, February 17, 2014.
  21. ^ Boneh, Dan -- The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, April 11, 2018.
  22. ^ Dan Boneh; Joseph Bonneau; Benedikt Bünz; Ben Fisch (12 June 2018). "Verifiable Delay Functions" (PDF). International Association for Cryptologic Research. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  23. ^ Gaby G. Dagher; Benedikt Bünz; Joseph Bonneau; Jeremy Clark; Dan Boneh (26 October 2015). "Provisions: Privacy-preserving proofs of solvency for Bitcoin exchanges" (PDF). International Association for Cryptologic Research. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  24. ^ Agrawal, Shweta; Boneh, Dan; Boyen, Xavier (2010-05-30). "Efficient Lattice (H)IBE in the Standard Model". Advances in Cryptology – EUROCRYPT 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. 6110. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. pp. 553–572. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-13190-5_28. ISBN 9783642131899. S2CID 185222.
  25. ^ A. Bittau; et al. (July 2010). "Cryptographic protection of TCP Streams (tcpcrypt)". IETF draft. Archived from the original on 2010-08-21.
  26. ^ Andrea Bittau; et al. (2010-08-13). The case for ubiquitous transport-level encryption (PDF). 19th USENIX Security Symposium.
  27. ^ D Boneh, EJ Goh, K Nissim (April 2006). "Evaluating 2-DNF Formulas on Ciphertexts" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  28. ^ D. Boneh and M. Franklin. Identity based encryption from the Weil pairing SIAM Journal on Computing, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 586-615, 2003. Extended abstract in proc. of Crypto '2001, LNCS Vol. 2139, Springer-Verlag, pp. 213-229, 2001.
  29. ^ A. Bortz, D. Boneh, and P. Nandy Exposing private information by timing web applications 6th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2007, ACM 2007, pp. 621-628
  30. ^ B. Ross, C. Jackson, N. Miyake, D. Boneh, and J. Mitchell Stronger Password Authentication Using Browser Extensions Usenix security 2005
  31. ^ "Security experts unveil defense against phishing". 2005-07-27.

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