About your lecturer, Ueli Maurer

Ueli Maurer

Ueli Maurer is professor of computer science and head of the Information Security and Cryptography Research Group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich. He is currently also head of the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science. His research interests include information security, the theory and applications of cryptography, applications like digital signatures, public-key infrastructures, digital payment systems, and e-voting, the management of trust and digital evidence, mathematical security proofs, theoretical computer science, discrete mathematics, and information theory.

Maurer graduated in electrical engineering (1985) and received his Ph.D. degree in Technical Sciences (1990) from ETH Zurich. From 1990 to 1991 he was DIMACS research fellow at the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University, and in 1992 he joined the CS Department at ETH Zurich where he is a full professor. He has served extensively as an editor and a member of program committees. Currently he is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cryptology, Editor-in-Chief (with Ronald Rivest) of Springer Verlag's book series in Information Security and Cryptography, and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). In 1996 he co-founded the annual Zurich Symposium on Privacy and Security.

Maurer holds several patents for cryptographic systems and has served as a consultant for a large number of companies and government bodies, both at the management and the technical level. He serves on several management and scientific advisory boards.

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