Dr. Lily Chen

Project Leader, Mathematician, Cryptographic Technology Group, NIST

Lily (Lidong) Chen is a Mathematician and the Manager of Cryptographic Technology Group in NIST’s Computer Security Division. As architect of NIST’s post-quantum cryptography efforts, she is leading efforts to render quantum attacks ineffective. Her other areas of research include cryptographic protocols, zero-knowledge proof, special featured digital signature schemes, network security, and security for wireless and mobility. Prior to joining NIST in 2005, Chen worked for more than 20 years in academia and industry on cryptographic research and applications programs. Chen has actively contributed to cryptographic and security standards development by the IEEE, ISO, and other consensus and consortium standards organizations.