My research interests include:
- provable security of Internet protocols
- key agreement protocols and security models
- password-based cryptography
- denial of service resistance
- elliptic curve cryptography
- usable security
- quantum cryptography
My full list of publications is available here. My most recent papers are:
- Quantum one-time programs. Anne Broadbent, Gus Gutoski, Douglas Stebila. In Proc. CRYPTO 2013, LNCS. Springer, 2013.
- Count-min sketches for estimating password frequency within Hamming distance two. Leah South, Douglas Stebila. In Proc. ACISP 2013, LNCS, vol. 7959. Springer, 2013.
- Quantum key distribution in the classical authenticated key exchange framework. Michele Mosca, Douglas Stebila, Berkant Ustaoglu. In Proc. PQCRYPTO 2013, LNCS, vol. 7932. Springer, 2013.
- Usability and security of gaze-based graphical grid passwords. Majid Arianezhad, Douglas Stebila, Behzad Mozaffari. In Proc. USEC 2013, LNCS, vol. 7862. ACM, 2013.
- Comparative eye tracking of experts and novices in web single sign-on. Majid Arianezhad, L. Jean Camp, Timothy Kelley, Douglas Stebila. In Proc. CODASPY 2013. ACM, 2013.
- On the security of TLS renegotiation. Florian Giesen, Florian Kohlar, Douglas Stebila. March, 2013.
I am on / have been on the following program committees
- 18th Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy (ACISP) 2013, Brisbane, Australia, July 1–3, 2013
- Workshop on Usable Security (USEC) 2013, colocated with Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2013, Okinawa, Japan, April 1, 2013
- The Cryptographers’ Track at the RSA Conference (CT-RSA) 2013, San Francisco, California, February 25-March 1, 2013
- 11th International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS) 2012, Darmstadt, Germany, December 12-14, 2012
- Workshop on Usable Security (USEC) 2012, colocated with Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2012, Bonaire, March 2, 2012
My major grants include:
- Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project 2013 — Internet authentication protocols: theory and practice ($315,000, 2013–2015; with Colin Boyd and Kenny Paterson).
I am supervising the following PhD students:
- Ben Dowling
- Janaka Alawatugoda (associate supervisor)
- Reza Hassanzadeh (associate supervisor)
I have supervised the following PhD students:
- Lakshmi Kuppusamy
- Jothi Rangasamy (associate supervisor)
You can download slides from my presentations.
I am currently a Lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology in the Science and Engineering Faculty, jointly appointed between the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Mathematical Sciences; I am also a member of the Information Security Institute.
From 2004-2009, I was a PhD student affiliated with the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo. I worked with Prof. Michele Mosca on a variety of problems related to quantum cryptography, including an analysis of the cryptographic case for quantum key distribution and the development of quantum coins, a new form of digital cash that makes use of the no-cloning properties of quantum money.
As a PhD student, I was also affiliated with the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research at the University of Waterloo. My research included analyzing side-channel attacks on elliptic curve cryptography, password authenticated key exchange protocols, and denial of service resistance of key exchange protocols.
In Fall 2001, Spring 2002, and Spring 2003, I was an intern at Sun Microsystems Laboratories in the Next Generation Cryptography project, working with Sheueling Chang Shantz, Vipul Gupta, Hans Eberle, and Nils Gura. Our research focused on next generation cryptographic technologies. I worked on software implementations of elliptic curve cryptography and the ECDH and ECDSA algorithms, and integrated them into the widely used OpenSSL and NSS toolkits. We have had several publications (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and a technical standard result from our work. I was a visiting researcher again at Sun Labs in Fall 2005.