Dr. Jerome A. Solinas Lecture: Mar. 21

Dr. Jerome A. Solinas earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1985 and works as a Senior Technical Leader of the Trusted Systems Research Group in the National Security Agency, the U.S. government’s premier information assurance research and design center.  Jerry studies cryptographic algorithms and encryption systems in which number theory plays in important role in keeping data secure.  Among other techniques, his area of research includes using hyperelliptic curves as well as large prime numbers (such as the Solinas primes, which are primes of the form p =  where 0 < b < a) for public-key crypto systems.  These systems allow for the safe transmission of private financial information over electronic channels that may otherwise be subject to eavesdropping and intrusion.

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