International Association for Cryptologic Research

IACR 2014 Election


The 2014 election was held to fill three of nine IACR Director positions.

In total, 575 ballots were cast (40.9% of 1405 eligible voters). The results are given below, with elected directors marked in bold.


  • Moti Yung: 290
  • Masayuki Abe: 279
  • Josh Benaloh: 243
  • Phong Nguyen: 211

Candidates for Election in 2014

The candidates below are listed in alphabetical order.

  • Masayuki Abe
    By becoming an IACR Board member, I would like to give back more to this community that has nurtured and supported my research over the past twenty years. I would support the current trend of promoting more opportunity for the members to get involved in the IACR events.

  • Josh Benaloh
    I am honored to have served on the IACR Board for fourteen years in capacities including Officer, Director, and General Chair. Much has changed in that time, but there is still much work to be done such as ensuring effective implementation of parallel sessions and achieving gold open access to publications.

  • Phong Nguyen
    I have been serving on program committees of IACR conferences since 2002, and l was PC co-chair of EUROCRYPT 2013-14 and PKC 2010. I would like to promote scientific excellence, open-access publishing and diversity. I have worked in Europe. America, and Asia.

  • Moti Yung
    I spent the last year on the Board. There are numerous important decisions to be completed, related to the basic nature of IACR, its workshops (all areas) and conferences. I wish to continue contributing my experience in science, technology, and IACR itself at this crucial moment in IACR's history.

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Election Committee

  • Bart Preneel (Chair)
  • Michel Abdalla (Returning Officer)
  • Anna Lysyanskaya