Christian Paquin (@chpaquin) is a crypto specialist in Microsoft Research’s Security and Cryptography team. He is currently involved in projects related to post-quantum cryptography, such as the Open Quantum Safe project. He is also leading the development of the U-Prove technology. He is also interested in privacy-enhancing technologies, smart cloud encryption (e.g., searchable and homomorphic encryption), and the intersection of AI and security. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2008, he was the Chief Security Engineer at Credentica, a crypto developer at Silanis Technology working on digital signature systems, and a security engineer at Zero-Knowledge Systems working on TOR-like systems.