Liqun Chen is a Professor in Secure Systems at the University of Surrey. Prior to taking this position in 2016, she was a principal research scientist at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol, UK. During her 19 years working for the company, she developed several cryptographic schemes that were adopted by International Standards bodies, ISO/IEC, IEEE and TCG. In particular, she designed several cryptographic algorithms (including direct anonymous attestation and multiple signature interfaces) used in the Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
She co-authored the paper “Direct anonymous attestation”, which was originally published at ACM CCS 2004 and received a Test of Time award at ACM CCS 2014. She is the technical leader and principal investigator in the EU H2020 FutureTPM project, which aims to develop a post-quantum TPM. Her current research interests are applied cryptography, trusted computing and network security. She has served as general or program committee chairman at 18 international conferences and as associate editor or member of the editorial board for 4 international journals.
She has also served as editor or co-editor for 7 international standards and serves as the deputy chairman of Technical Subcommittee 2 of BSI IST/33, dealing with Security Mechanisms and providing input to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC27.
Nick Sullivan is Head of Research at Cloudflare, a leading Internet security, performance, and reliability company. He leads research efforts in the fields of security and privacy, cryptography, Internet measurement, and emerging networking paradigms. Nick is also the co-chair of the Crypto Forum Research Group, which defines international standards in cryptography for the Internet Research Task Force.
Prior to working at Cloudflare, he developed encryption technology for Apple’s Internet Services division, co-wrote Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report, and completed degrees in both Computer Science and Pure Mathematics. He is passionate about improving the Internet through cutting-edge research and the development of open standards.