Dan Boneh

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Dan Boneh
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Dan Boneh
Born 1969
Residence U.S
Fields Cryptography
Institutions Stanford University
Alma mater Princeton, 1996
Doctoral advisor Richard J. Lipton
Known for pairing-based cryptography
ID-based encryption
Notable awards Packard Award
Sloan Research Fellowship
Terman Award
RSA Award
Gödel Prize

Dan Boneh (/bˈn/; Hebrew: דן בונה‎‎) is a researcher in applied cryptography and computer security. He is a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.[1][2] He teaches three massive open online courses on the online learning platform Coursera, namely Computer Security,[3] Cryptography I[4] and Cryptography II.[5]

Born in Israel in 1969, Boneh obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1996 under the supervision of Richard J. Lipton.[6][7]


Boneh is one of the principal contributors to the development of pairing-based cryptography from the Weil Pairing, along with Dr. Matt Franklin of the University of California at Davis.[8]


Some of Boneh's results in cryptography include:

  • 2015 Privacy-preserving proofs of solvency for Bitcoin exchanges[9]
  • 2010 He was involved in designing tcpcrypt, TCP extensions for transport-level security[10][11]
  • 2005 The first broadcast encryption system with full collusion 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.[12]
  • 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)

Computer security[edit]

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."[13]
  • 2005 PwdHash a browser extension that transparently produces a different password for each site[14][15]


Boneh has received a number of awards, including the following:


  1. ^ "Dan Boneh's Publications by Topic". 
  2. ^ "Dan Boneh's Google Scholar Profile". 
  3. ^ https://www.coursera.org/course/security
  4. ^ https://www.coursera.org/learn/crypto
  5. ^ https://www.coursera.org/learn/crypto2
  6. ^ "Cryptography Is Dead?". March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Math Genealogy Project". 
  8. ^ "Google Scholar citations of Boneh-Franklin paper". 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ A. Bittau; et al. (July 2010). "Cryptographic protection of TCP Streams (tcpcrypt)". IETF draft. Archived from the original on 2010-08-21. 
  11. ^ Andrea Bittau; et al. (2010-08-13). The case for ubiquitous transport-level encryption (PDF). 19th USENIX Security Symposium. 
  12. ^ D. Boneh and M. Franklin. Identity based encryption from the Weil pairing SIAM J. of 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.
  13. ^ 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
  14. ^ B. Ross, C. Jackson, N. Miyake, D. Boneh, and J. Mitchell Stronger Password Authentication Using Browser Extensions Usenix security 2005
  15. ^ "Security experts unveil defense against phishing". 
  16. ^ Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 1999 Annual Report, February 17, 2014.
  17. ^ http://www.securityinfowatch.com/press_release/10610184/co-founder-of-voltage-security-wins-rsa-award (Archive)
  18. ^ ACM Group Presents Gödel Prize for Advances in Cryptography: Three Computer Scientists Cited for Innovations that Improve Security, Association for Computing Machinery, May 29, 2013.
  19. ^ http://awards.acm.org/award_winners/boneh_4125431.cfm

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