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.
- Chaum, David; Brands, Stefan (4 January 1999). "'Minting' electronic cash". IEEE Spectrum special issue on electronic money, February 1997. IEEE. Retrieved 17 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- 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. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved on 3 October 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