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Miers, Ian

Miers, Ian

Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Maryland Cybersecurity Center
UMIACS
5242 Iribe Center
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EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2017

BACKGROUND

Ian Miers is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science with a joint appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for  Advanced Computer Studies. He is a core faculty member in the Maryland Cybersecurity Center. 

Miers’s work takes a context-driven approach to making cryptographic systems secure, reasoning backwards from real world problems to design deployable cryptographic protocols that address the subtleties of security for production systems. This includes Zerocoin and Zerocash, the first systems to provide strongly private payments on top of public blockchains.

His work has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Wired, and The Economist.

Miers received his doctorate in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. Before coming to UMD, Miers was a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell Tech.

  • Cryptography
  • Encryption 
  • Cryptocurrency 

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