Jintai Ding is a Professor at the University of Cincinnati. He received a B.A. from Xian Jiaotong Univ. in 1988, an M.A. from the Univ. of Science and Technology of China in 1990 and Ph.D. from Yale in 1995. He was a Lecturer at the RIMS of Kyoto Univ. from 1995 to 1998. In 2006–07, he was a Visiting Professor and A.V. Humboldt Fellow at TU Darmstadt. He received the ZhongJiaQing Prize from the Chinese Math. Society in 1990. His research was originally in quantum algebras, where he was credited for the Ding-Iohara-Miki algebra. His interest is in post-quantum cryptography (PQC). He was a Co-Chair of the second international workshop on PQC. He and his colleagues developed the Rainbow signature, the GUI HFEV- signature, the Simple Matrix encryption and the LWE-based key exchange schemes.