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Alfred Menezes

Alfred Menezes is co-author of several books on cryptography, including the Handbook of Applied Cryptography, and is a professor of mathematics at the University of Waterloo in Canada.[2]

Alfred Menezes
Born Alfred J. Menezes
1965 (age 52–53) [1]
Alma mater University of Waterloo (B.Math, 1987; M.Math, 1989; Ph.D., 1992)
Occupation Professor
Known for Author, professor of Mathematics, cryptography, founder of Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research, MQV



He received B.Math, M.Math, and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from the University of Waterloo in 1987, 1989, and 1992, respectively.[2]

Academic careerEdit

Menezes is a professor in and the chair of the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization at the University of Waterloo. He is also the Managing Director of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research.

He was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Auburn University from 1992 until 1997, before moving to the University of Waterloo.[2]

In 2001 he won the Hall Medal of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications.[citation needed]


Selected publicationsEdit

(Cf. Certicom biography[2] and homepage at Waterloo [3])

  • Another look at tightness (with S. Chatterjee and P. Sarkar). Proceedings of SAC 2011, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7118 (2012), 293-319. Revised version.
  • Parallelizing the Weil and Tate pairings (with D. Aranha, E. Knapp and F. Rodriguez-Henriquez) Cryptography and Coding 2011, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7089 (2011), 275-295.
  • Discrete logarithms, Diffie-Hellman, and reductions (with N. Koblitz and I. Shparlinski) Vietnam Journal of Mathematics, 39 (2011), 267-285.
  • S. Blake-Wilson and A. Menezes, "Authenticated Diffie-Hellman key agreement protocols", Proceedings of the 5th Annual Workshop on Selected Areas in Cryptography, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1556, 339-361, 1999.
  • S. Blake-Wilson and A. Menezes, "Unknown key-share attacks on the Station-to-Station (STS) protocol", Proceedings of Public Key Cryptography '99, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1560, 154-170, March 1999.
  • D. Johnson and A. Menezes, "The elliptic curve digital signature algorithm (ECDSA)", Technical report CORR 99-34, Department of C&O, University of Waterloo, August 1999.
  • A. Menezes and P. van Oorschot, "Information theory, coding theory and cryptology", Handbook of Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics, CRC Press, 1999, pages 889-954.
  • S. Blake-Wilson and A. Menezes, "Entity authentication and authenticated key transport protocols employing asymmetric techniques", Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Security Protocols, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1361 (1998), 137-158.
  • L. Law, A. Menezes, M. Qu, J. Solinas and S. Vanstone, "An efficient protocol for authenticated key agreement", Technical report CORR 98-05, Department of C&O, University of Waterloo, March 1998.
  • A. Menezes, Y. Wu and R. Zuccherato, "An elementary introduction to hyperelliptic curves", appendix in Algebraic Aspects of Cryptography by Neal Koblitz, Springer-Verlag, 1998, pages 155-178.


  1. ^ Cf. Library of Congress catalog data
  2. ^ a b c d "Alfred Menezes: Mini-biography", Certicom company website
  3. ^ Alfred Menezes homepage - University of Waterloo

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