Ian Miers : About

Ian Miers (front) (Photo by Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun).

contact: imiers@cs.[three letter school].edu

Ian Miers is a computer science Ph.D. student at Johns Hopkins University working on applied cryptography and privacy enhancing technologies. He has done work on anonymous crypto-currencies (Zerocoin and Zerocash), decentralized anonymous credentials, and secure messaging including how to decrypt Apple iMessage traffic and efficient searchable encryption for email. His work has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Wired, The Economist, and denounced in at least 2 op-eds. He is one of the founders of ZCash, a startup building a crypto-currency based on Zerocash.

He has also done work on non-interactive forward secure encryption (i.e. how to build a forward secure version of PGP/GPG). Software for which is available here.