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George Danezis

George Danezis is the Co-founder and Chief Scientist at , the company behind the . He is a computer scientist and Professor of Security and Privacy Engineering at the Department of Computer Science, University College London. [1][2]

Education

George Danezis pursued his education at the University of Cambridge, earning a PhD in Computer Security and Cryptography in 2004, enabling him to work as a Professor later on at the College of London. Prior to his doctoral studies, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science at the same institution.

Proficient in English, but also French and Greek, George attended the European School of Brussels, where he completed his European Baccalaureate in 1997.[1][2]

Career

George Danezis co-founded together with , , and , and is currently the Chief Scientist.

Additionally, he holds the position of Faculty Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute. With over a decade at University College London, George has been a Professor of security and privacy engineering since 2016 and previously served as a Reader in Security and Privacy Engineering.

Earlier on, George worked as a Research Scientist at Facebook, contributing to the Novi team. He also advised at Vega Protocol, and co-founded Chainspace, leading as Head of Research for almost a year.

George's academic journey includes 6 years as a Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge, starting as a Post-doctoral Researcher. Prior to that, he was a Visiting Fellow at K.U. Leuven and held roles at Cambridge University.[1][2][6]

Publications

George Danezis' publications include "LOGAN: Membership Inference Attacks Against Generative Models" (2019), shedding light on privacy vulnerabilities, and "Coconut: Threshold Issuance Selective Disclosure Credentials with Applications to Distributed Ledgers" (2019), addressing privacy concerns in distributed ledger technologies.

Additionally, "Scoping the Cyber Security Body of Knowledge" (2018) reflects his involvement in shaping the discourse on cyber security. [6][7][8]

Awards

In 2014, George was honored with the designation of Fellow of the British Computer Society, a distinction bestowed upon individuals who exhibit dedication to advancing standards, strategic leadership, best practices, and the encouragement of these principles in others.[5][2][1]

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