Portrait of Kim Laine

Kim Laine

Principal Researcher


I am a researcher in the Cryptography and Privacy Research Group at MSR Redmond, interested in a broad range of topics in data security and privacy.

While my academic background is in pure mathematics and theoretical physics, my current interests range from theory to high-performance implementations of cryptographic primitives and protocols, and to usability of modern encryption by application developers. I am particularly interested in solving privacy challenges in machine learning using modern cryptography.

I lead the development of the homomorphic encryption library Microsoft SEAL and co-organize the HomomorphicEncryption.org standardization initiative.