Josh Benaloh

Senior Cryptographer, Microsoft

Josh Benaloh is Senior Cryptographer at Microsoft Research, an Affiliate Faculty Member of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, and spent 17 years on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Cryptologic Research. He earned his S.B. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and M.S., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University where his 1987 doctoral dissertation, Verifiable Secret-Ballot Elections, introduced the use of homomorphic encryption. Benaloh has written and spoken extensively on cryptographic primitives and protocols, election technologies, and cryptographic policy. He recently completed service on the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on the Future of Voting whose final report Securing the Vote – Protecting American Democracy has been cited in numerous articles and deliberations.

  1. Can Cryptography Save Our Elections

    Britta Glade, Matthew Scholl and Josh Benaloh