Information Security and Cryptography Research Group

Short CV

Ueli Maurer is professor of computer science and head of the Information Security and Cryptography Research Group at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). His research interests include the theory and applications of cryptography, information security, theoretical computer science, information theory, and discrete mathematics. One of his long-term research goals is to establish a constructive theory of cryptography and to apply it to the modular design of provably-secure cryptographic protocols. He received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering in 1985 and his Ph.D. in 1990, both from ETH Zurich. From 1990 to 1991 he was a DIMACS Fellow at Princeton University.

He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cryptology from 2002 to 2010, as associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, and currently serves as associate editor for the Journal of Computer and System Sciences. He is an IEEE Fellow, an ACM Fellow, an IACR Fellow, and a member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina). He was the 2000 Rademacher Lecturer of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania and received the 2013 Vodafone Innovation Award for Mobile Communications, the 2016 RSA Award for Excellence in Mathematics, and the 2016 Theory of Cryptography (TCC) Test-of-Time Award. Maurer has served many companies and start-ups as board member and consultant and has advised many government organsations. In 2018 he co-founded the Concordium project and foundation aiming at creating a global, universally trusted, provably incorruptible and secure transaction platform.