Brian LaMacchia

Director, Security & Cryptography, XCG Lab, Microsoft Research

Brian A. LaMacchia –"Bal" to his friends—leads the Security & Cryptography team within Microsoft Research's XCG (Extreme Computing Group) Lab. LaMacchia's team conducts crypto-related research and development, including implementations of core cryptographic algorithms for Microsoft's devices and services. He is also a founding member of Microsoft's Crypto Review Board and consults on architectures, protocols and implementations across the company. Prior positions he has held at Microsoft include architect for cryptography in Windows Security, Development Lead for .NET Framework Security and Program Manager for core cryptography in Windows 2000. He received S.B., S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 1990, 1991 and 1996, respectively.

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