David Chaum 

david.gif (11640 bytes) Dr. David Chaum is the founder and a member of the Board of Directors of DigiCash Inc., a company that has pioneered electronic cash innovations.

He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science, with a minor in Business Administration, from the University of California at Berkeley and taught at New York University Graduate School of Business Administration and at the University of California. He built up a cryptography research group at the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) in Amsterdam and during this time also founded DigiCash. In 1993, he left CWI to become CEO of DigiCash, which had doubled in size since its founding in 1990 with 12 employees.

In the area of cryptography, he has published over 45 original technical articles (see list of articles), received over 17 US patents, and founded the scientific organization, the International Association for Cryptographic Research (IACR). Concurrently he created and chaired the Smart Card 2000 conferences and several European Union funded industry consortia, including  CAFE, which focused on  electronic-wallets and the smart cards they hold..

Professional recognition includes invited articles featured in Scientific American (August ’92) and Communications of the ACM (February ’81), EU Technology Innovations Award ITEA ’95, D.A.A.D. and UC Regents Fellowships. He has appeared often in popular and trade media, and is widely consulted on matters of cryptography, payments  policy and overall technology direction.