UW-PIMS Mathematics Colloquium: Neal Koblitz

  • Date: 03/07/2014
  • Time: 14:30
Neal Koblitz, University of Washington

University of Washington


A Mathematician in the World of Cybersecurity


I will describe some scary moments that have occurred in the history of elliptic curve cryptography almost from its inception; talk about some of the ironies of controversies in cryptography -- such as RSA's role as defender of strong encryption; and comment on the complicated role of the NSA in cryptography. At the end I will describe some weird recent conversations I have had relating to the NSA.

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Location: Denny Hall 216