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Lan Nguyen

AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS

- Special Commendation for Australasian Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation, as the top runner-up PhD thesis in computing in Australia and New Zealand in 2006.

- CSIRO ICT Centre Inventors Award in 2006.

- Australian scholarships covering tuition and living costs for 9 years.

- Top student of several computing subjects.

- Silver Medal at the 35th International Mathematical Olympiad.

EDUCATION

PhD in Computer Science, University of Wollongong, Australia.

Doctoral Thesis: Cryptographic Privacy Enhancing Technologies.

Bachelor Honors 1st class in Computer Science, University of New South Wales and Western Sydney, Australia.

Honors Thesis: Security Issues in Universal Mobile Telecommunication System.

EXPERIENCES

Present. Software Engineer, Microsoft, US

Jul 2006 – Aug 2007. Software Engineer / Cryptographer, WinMagic Inc., Canada

Sep 2005 - Jun 2006. Post-Doctoral Fellow, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia

Apr 2005 - Aug 2005. Research Assistant, University of Wollongong, Australia

Feb 2001 - Dec 2001. Software Developer, Australia

Aug 1999 - Dec 2004. Teaching on Computer Science, Australia

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Various areas in Information Security and Cryptography

PATENTS

8 Patents on Distributed Key Management, Hardware-based Security, Secure Data Synchronization, Anonymous Authentication, Credential Revocation, and Crypto Homomorphism.

PUBLICATIONS

Journals:

2 - Lan Nguyen, Rei Safavi-Naini and Kaoru Kurosawa. Verifiable Shuffles: A Formal Model and a Paillier-based Three-Round Construction with Provable Security. International Journal of Information Security, Springer, 5(4): 241-255 (double-column), 2006.

1 - Lan Nguyen, Rei Safavi-Naini and Kaoru Kurosawa. A Provably Secure and Efficient Verifiable Shuffle based on a Variant of Paillier Cryptosystem. Journal of Universal Computer Science, Springer, 11(6): 986-1010, 2005.

Conferences:

12 -  Tolga Acar, Sherman S. M. Chow and Lan Nguyen. Accumulators and U-Prove Revocation. Financial Cryptography (FC) 2013, LNCS, Springer.

11 - Tolga Acar and Lan Nguyen. Revocation for Delegatable Anonymous Credentials. MSR TR-170-2010. Public Key Cryptography 2011, LNCS 6571, Springer, pp. 423-440.

10 - Lan Nguyen. Efficient Dynamic k-Times Anonymous Authentication. VietCrypt 2006, LNCS 4341, Springer, pp. 81-98.

9 - Lan Nguyen. Privacy-Protecting Coupon System Revisited. Financial Cryptography (FC) 2006, LNCS 4107, Springer, pp. 266-280.

8 - Lan Nguyen. Accumulators from Bilinear Pairings and Applications. RSA Conference 2005, Cryptographers’ Track (CT-RSA), LNCS 3376, Springer, pp. 275-292.

7 - Lan Nguyen and Rei Safavi-Naini. Dynamic k-Times Anonymous Authentication. Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS) 2005, LNCS 3531, Springer, pp. 318-333.

6 - Lan Nguyen and Rei Safavi-Naini. Efficient and Provably Secure Trapdoor-free Group Signature Schemes from Bilinear Pairings. AsiaCrypt 2004, LNCS 3329, Springer, pp. 372-386.

5 - Lan Nguyen, Rei Safavi-Naini and Kaoru Kurosawa. Verifiable Shuffles: A Formal Model and a Paillierbased Efficient Construction with Provable Security. Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS) 2004, LNCS 3089, Springer, pp. 61-75.

4 - Lan Nguyen and Rei Safavi-Naini. An Efficient Verifiable Shuffle with Perfect Zero-knowledge Proof System. Cryptographic Algorithms and their Uses 2004, pp. 40-56.

3 - Lan Nguyen and Rei Safavi-Naini. Breaking and Mending Resilient Mix-nets. Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET) 2003, LNCS 2760, Springer, pp. 66-80.

2 - Lan Nguyen, Rei Safavi-Naini, Willy Susilo and Tad Wysocki. Secure Authorization, Access Control and Data Integrity in Bluetooth. IEEE Conference on Network (ICON) 2002, pp. 428-433.

1 - Rajeev Gore and Lan Duy Nguyen. CardKt: Automated Multi-modal Deduction on Java Cards for Multi-application Security. Java Card 2000, LNCS 2041, Springer, pp. 38-51.

Reports:

1 - Lan Nguyen. Privacy-Enhancing Technologies. Chapter 4 in Towards Securing Cyber World (Commercial in Confidence) 2004, pp. 60-80.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

- Publicity Chair: International Conference on Cryptology in Vietnam (VietCrypt) 2006

- Program Committees:

+ International Conference on Cryptology in Vietnam (VietCrypt) 2006

+ SKLOIS Conference on Information Security and Cryptology (Inscrypt) 2006

+ International Workshop on Information Security Applications (WISA) 2006

+ International Workshop on Information Security and Hiding (ISH) 2005

- Refereeing Duties: several conferences and journals

- Invited Seminars: Royal Holloway University of London UK 2006