Doug Tygar is Professor of Computer Science and Information Management at UC Berkeley. He works in the areas of computer security, privacy, and electronic commerce. His current research includes strong privacy protections, security issues in sensor webs, and digital rights management. His awards include a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, an Okawa Foundation Fellowship, a teaching award from CMU, and invited keynote addresses at PODC, PODS, VLDB, and several other conferences. His newest book, Secure Broadcast Communication in Wired and Wireless Networks (with Adrian Perrig) was published in 2003 and a Japanese version will shortly appear. He designed cryptographic postage standards for the US Postal Service and has helped build a number of security and electronic commerce systems including: Strongbox, Dyad, Netbill, and Micro-Tesla. He serves as chair of the Defense Department's ISAT Study Group on Security with Privacy, and was a founding board member of ACM's Special Interest Group on Electronic Commerce. Dr. Tygar previously was tenured faculty at Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department for many years (and retains an Adjunct Professor position there). He received his doctorate from Harvard and his undergraduate degree from Berkeley.
Research Expertise and Interest
privacy, technology policy, computer security, electronic commerce, software engineering, reliable systems, embedded systems, computer networks, cryptography, cryptology, authentication, ad hoc networks