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Short CV

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. His research interests include information security, theory of cryptography (foundations, new paradigms, security proofs), applications of cryptography (e.g. hash functions, symmetric encryption, digital signatures, public-key infrastructures, digital payment systems, e-voting), theoretical computer science, information theory, and discrete mathematics. He is also interested in the impact of IT on the society and economy at large.

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 David Basin) 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). He also served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the IACR, a member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), and was the 2000 Rademacher Lecturer of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a frequent invited speaker at scientific conferences.

Maurer has served as a consultant for many companies and government organisations, both at the management and the technical level. He has also served on several boards of companies, including the board of directors of Tamedia, a major Swiss media company. Currently he serves on the scientific advisory board of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a co-founder of the Zurich-based security software company Seclutions, now sold to Phion, and holds several patents for cryptographic systems.

Selected invited talks.


Personal information: Swiss, born in 1960, two adult daughters.
Hobbies: hanggliding, skiing, playing the violin, wines.

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