Handbook of
Applied Cryptography

Scott A. Vanstone

Professor of Mathematics
Department of Combinatorics and Optimization
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2L 3G1

Scott Vanstone is a professor of mathematics in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo. He is actively involved in cryptographic research, consults on a regular basis for Certicom Corp.

He completed the Bachelor of Mathematics and M.Math degrees in 1970 and 1971 respectively, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo (Canada) in 1974. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Designs, Codes and Cryptography, Director of the Data Encryption Group (University of Waterloo), and a member of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) and the Institute for Combinatorics and its Applications (ICA). He served as Program Chair of Crypto '90.

His interests include all aspects of information security, especially elliptic curve cryptosystems, and combinatorial design theory.

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