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Ian Goldberg

Professor, School of Computer Science and University Research Chair

Ian Goldberg

From 1999 to 2006, Professor Ian Goldberg was Chief Scientist of Zero-Knowledge Systems (later known as Radialpoint), makers of security and privacy software for consumers and enterprises. There, he was responsible for research, design, and prototype implementation of privacy-enhancing technologies in a commercial setting.

Zero-Knowledge Systems' first product was the Freedom Network, based on Professor Goldberg's Ph.D. thesis. The Freedom Network allowed subscribers using the Internet to maintain control over how much of their personal information was revealed to web sites, third parties, and others.

From 2007 to 2016, Professor Goldberg was Chair of the Board of Directors of The Tor Project, Inc., a 501(c)(3) scientific and educational charity conducting scientific research promoting free speech, free expression, civic engagement and privacy rights online.

During his sabbatical in 2014–2015, Professor Goldberg was a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall (University of Cambridge), and was a Visiting Professor with the COSIC research group at KU Leuven in Belgium.

Professor Goldberg's research spans a number of areas in privacy, security, and cryptography, focusing on privacy enhancing technologies for Internet applications.