Ueli Maurer (cryptographer)

Ueli Maurer (born 26 May 1960) is a professor of cryptography at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich).

Ueli Maurer
Born (1960-05-26) 26 May 1960 (age 60)
Awards
Academic background
Alma materSwiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
ThesisProvable Security in Cryptography (1990)
Doctoral advisorJames Massey[1]
Academic work
DisciplineCryptography
InstitutionsSwiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Doctoral students
Websitewww.crypto.ethz.ch/~maurer/

Maurer studied electrical engineering at ETH Zurich and obtained his PhD in 1990, advised by James Massey. Afterwards, he joined Princeton university as a postdoc. In 1992, he became part of the computer science faculty of ETH Zurich.

In a seminal work, he showed that the Diffie-Hellman problem is (under certain conditions) equivalent to solving the discrete log problem.[2]

From 2002 until 2008, Maurer also served on the board of Tamedia AG.[3]

Maurer is editor of the Journal of Cryptology and used to be editor-in-chief.

In 2008, Maurer was named a Fellow of the International Association for Cryptologic Research "for fundamental contributions to information-theoretic cryptography, service to the IACR, and sustained educational leadership in cryptology." [4] In 2015, he was named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery "for contributions to cryptography and information security."[5] In 2016, he got the RSA Award for Excellence in Mathematics.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ueli Maurer at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ Ueli Maurer: Towards the equivalence of breaking the Diffie-Hellman protocol and computing discrete logarithms. In: Advances in Cryptology - Crypto '94. Springer-Verlag, 1994, S. 271−281.
  3. ^ Tamedia AG Medienmitteilung 23. April 2008: Jahresabschluss 2007 Archived 2012-01-12 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Ueli Maurer, IACR Fellow". www.iacr.org.
  5. ^ ACM Fellows Named for Computing Innovations that Are Advancing Technology in the Digital Age, Association for Computing Machinery, 2015, archived from the original on 2015-12-09, retrieved 2015-12-09 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link).

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