Dan Boneh has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering with the citation, "For contributions to the theory and practice of cryptography and computer security."
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature," and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."
A professor in EE and CS, Boneh heads the applied cryptography group. His research focuses on applications of cryptography to computer security. His focus is on building security mechanisms that are easy to use and deploy. He has developed new mechanisms for improving web security, file system security, and copyright protection. He contributed to the security and performance of the RSA cryptosystem and contributed to the study of cryptographic watermarking.
Professor Boneh is part of the Stanford Cyber Initiative. In 2014, Professor Boneh received the ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences.
Please join us in congratulating Dan Boneh for this well-deserved recognition of his profound contributions and leadership.