University of Utrecht
McGill University School of Computer Science
|Doctoral advisors||Adi Shamir|
Henk van Tilborg
Dr. Stefan Brands designed the core cryptographic protocols of Microsoft's U-Prove technology. Earlier versions of these protocols were implemented by DigiCash, Zero-Knowledge Systems,  Credentica, and a consortium of European banks and IT organizations. For technical details, see Brands' book "Rethinking Public Key Infrastructures and Digital Certificates," published by the MIT Press.
Brands has been a principal architect at Microsoft, an adjunct professor at McGill University, and an advisor to Canada's data protection commissioner and the Electronic Privacy Information Center. He has frequently testified before and consulted for government organizations in the United States, Canada and Europe on privacy and security aspects of e-government, e-health, and national infrastructure protection.
- Chaum, David; Brands, Stefan (4 January 1999). "'Minting' electronic cash". IEEE Spectrum special issue on electronic money, February 1997. IEEE. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
- How DigiCash Blew Everything, NEXT magazine, January 1999.
- Wall Street Journal: Zero-Knowledge Is Hoping to Cash In On Move to Anonymous Funds for Web. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved on October 3, 2015.
- About the CAFE project, April 1996.
- OPERA - Open Payments European Research Association, July 1997.
- Rethinking Public Key Infrastructures and Digital Certificates: Building In Privacy, MIT Press 2000, ISBN 0-262-02491-8