Christian Cachin named IACR Fellow Christian Cachin, professor of Computer Science, has been named a Fellow of the IACR in 2022 "for far-reaching contributions in the fields of cryptography and distributed systems, and for outstanding service to the IACR." The International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) is a scientific organization whose purpose is to further research in cryptology and related fields. Cryptology is the science and practice of designing computation and communication systems which are secure in the presence of adversaries. The IACR Fellows Program recognizes outstanding members of the IACR for technical and professional contributions. Fellows are expected to be "model citizens" of the cryptologic community and to have demonstrated sustained and significant accomplishments. The number of Fellows selected in any one year does not exceed 0.5% of the total membership of the organization. Christian Cachin leads the Cryptology and Data Security Research Group at the University of Bern. His research covers all aspects of security in distributed systems and especially cryptographic protocols, consistency, consensus, blockchains, and cloud-computing security.