Christian Paquin is a crypto/security specialist in MSR’s Security and Cryptography team. He currently is involved in projects related to post-quantum cryptography. He is also leading the development of the U-Prove technology. Christian is mostly interested in identity and access management, 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, Christian 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.