Michael Clear

clearm at scss dot tcd dot ie


I am a postdoc at Georgetown University where I'm working with Adam O'Neill. I also do research at George Mason University where I work with Dov Gordon. My research interests are in cryptography and information security. Currently I'm working on Functional Encryption. I completed my PhD at Trinity College Dublin in 2015 which focused on homomorphic encryption in the attribute-based setting. My thesis is available here.

I gave a talk to the DU Pirate Party on software patents; if the slides are of any interest, they can be found here.

Some clarifications on Joshua Davis' article on Bitcoin can be found here.