Dr. Mihai Togan (male, 42 years old) is Professor in the Computer Science Department of the Military Technical Academy “Ferdinand I” (MTA) being also the Head of this Department. In 2009, he defended his PhD thesis entitled “Contributions to development of trusted third party services within the computer networks”, at MTA. The topics of his thesis include trusted third parties, security protocols for trusted services, PKI interoperability, and advanced electronic signatures services. Dr. Togan has 18 years of experience in education and research. He teaches courses and laboratories on computer programming, applied cryptography, software engineering and information security. He is the author of about 40 publications in international conferences and journals, all of these publications being related to the information security field. Mihai Togan was involved in 18 research projects won through national and international competitions. All of these projects are in the field of information security. Mihai Togan was project coordinator for 4 of these projects. The research topics addressed in the projects include: applied cryptography, security protocols, secret sharing schemes, smartcards applications, electronic identity, security for medical services, FPGA-based accelerators for crypto protocols, TTP services, PKI interoperability, security of mobile devices (Android, iOS), long-term collecting, preserving and guaranteeing of digital content, cloud security services, cloud data security, privacy-preserving protocols, biometrics, attribute-based cryptography, homomorphic encryption.
In the last 18 years, Mihai Togan also collaborated closely with the industry, mainly on data security solutions. He was involved as software developer, software architect or project leader in designing and implementing of industrial security software applications in the field of data encryption, electronic signatures, elliptic curves cryptography, key-escrowing, key-management protocols, PKI services, digital certificates validation services, security protocols, timestamp services, smartcard based security, hardware secure modules, remote signature services. He worked with a variety of security related standards like PKCS#1, PKCS#5, PKCS#7, PKCS#10, PKCS#11, PKCS#12, LDAP, RFC5280, RFC3161, RFC6960, CMS, CMP, CAdES/XAdES/PAdES.
He participated to the working groups and initiatives of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute – ETSI regarding interoperability of advanced electronic signatures services, and of the NATO Research and Technology Organisation on personal identification tools with focus on smartcards and biometrics.