Dan Boneh

IRL Name: 
Dan Boneh

Dan Boneh was born in Israel in 1969. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1996 under the supervision of Richard J. Lipton. He is a known researcher in the fields of applied cryptography and 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 a hundred publications in the field and a recipient of the Packard Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Award, and the RSA award in mathematics.


In 2003, David Brumley and Boneh demonstrated a practical network-based timing attack on SSL-enabled web servers, based on a different vulnerability having to do with the use of RSA with Chinese Remainder Theorem optimizations.

He 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.

He was involved in designing tcpcrypt, TCP extensions for transport-level security

The lecturer of the Coursera Cryptography from Stanford University.