Professor, University College London
Jens Groth is the Director of UCL’s Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, and is a Reader in Cryptology in the Computer Science Department. He is among the 20 most published authors worldwide at the top cryptology conferences ASIACRYPT, EUROCRYPT and CRYPTO over the last decade. His work has revolutionized the area of zero-knowledge proofs with the invention of practical pairing-based non-interactive zero-knowledge proofs, which was recognized early on with the UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research in 2007. His current research is funded by an EPSRC grant on Structure-Preserving Pairing-Based Cryptography and an ERC Starting Grant on Efficient Cryptographic Arguments and Proofs.