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Dan Boneh
Professor of Computer Science
Stanford University

Dan Boneh heads the applied cryptography group at the Computer Science department at Stanford University. Professor Boneh's research focuses on applications of cryptography to computer security. His work includes cryptosystems with novel properties, web security, security for mobile devices, digital copyright protection, and cryptanalysis. He is the author of over 100 publications in the field and a recipient of the Packard Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Award, and the RSA award in mathematics. Last year Dr. Boneh received the Ishii award for industry education innovation. Professor Boneh received his Ph.D from Princeton University and joined Stanford in 1997.

Neil Daswani
Engineering Manager

Neil Daswani is an engineering manager at Twitter. He was formerly the CTO of Dasient, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Twitter. Before co-founding Dasient, Neil had served in a variety of research, development, teaching, and managerial roles at Google, Stanford University, DoCoMo USA Labs, Yodlee, and Bellcore (now Telcordia Technologies). While at Stanford, Neil co-founded the Stanford Center for Professional Development Software Security Certification Program.

Neil’s areas of expertise include security, wireless data technology, and peer-to-peer systems. He has published extensively in these areas, frequently gives talks at industry and academic conferences, and has been granted several U.S. patents. He received a Ph.D. and a master’s in computer science from Stanford University, and earned a bachelor’s in computer science with honors with distinction from Columbia University.

John Mitchell
Professor of Computer Science
Stanford University

John Mitchell is the Mary and Gordon Crary Family Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University. His research focuses on web security, network security, privacy, programming language analysis and design, formal methods, and applications of mathematical logic to computer science.

He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Computer Security and his past awards include a Director's Award from the U.S. Secret Service for his efforts in connection with the Electronic Crimes Task Force. Professor Mitchell is the Stanford principal investigator for the TRUST NSF Science and Technology Center and Chief Computer Scientist of the SHARPS Center for Healthcare IT Security and Privacy.

Mark Zhandry
Ph.D. Candidate
Stanford University

Mark Zhandry is a computer science Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University.  His research interests include theory and cryptography, with a current focus in post-quantum cryptography, under the guidance of his advisor Dan Boneh. He has published several papers on the security of classical cryptosystems against quantum adversaries, and has presented them at major cryptography and theory conferences. Mark has also been an instructor and a teaching assistant (TA) in the Stanford Computer Science Department and in the Advanced Computer Security Certificate Program, and serves on the Stanford Computer Science Ph.D. admissions committee.

Prior to beginning his Ph.D., Mark graduated with Highest Honors from the University of California, Berkeley majoring in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and Engineering Physics, and a minor in Mathematics. While at Berkeley, Mark's contributions as a TA in the Berkeley EECS Department earned him the Outstanding Student Instructor Award. He also tutored computer science at the Berkeley Self-Paced Center and conducted research in data visualization and theoretical computer science. Mark is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor societies.