Matt Blaze

Matt Blaze is a computer science professor at the University of Pennsylvania working on cryptography, security, voting, scale, and how it all relates to public policy.

For the last 25 years, Matt's work has focused on the intersection of security technology and public policy. For example, in 1994, he discovered a design flaw in the NSA's "Clipper Chip" encryption backdoor. He's led reviews of voting system security for several state governments, and has testified before congress numerous times on surveillance technology, election system security, location privacy, and related subjects.