Russell Lai is a cryptography researcher, who wants to bring the fruits of his academic work to the use of everyday citizens, without sacrificing robustness. Some concrete examples are Russell’s work on password-hardening, that has been integrated into identity management systems by the industry. Another one of his research projects on anonymous cryptocurrencies established theoretical foundations of the security of Monero – one of the most traded anonymous cryptocurrencies – and has influenced the development of other cryptocurrencies. Recently, he has been working in collaboration with Protocol Labs on post-quantum-secure succinct argument systems.
Read more about Russell Lai and his research interests from Aalto News article: https://www.aalto.fi/en/news/russell-lai-is-at-the-vanguard-of-cryptography