1998 Conferences

Opening Ceremony of CACR

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
June 19, 1998


Lectures in the Davis Centre, Room 1350:

3:30 pm: Opening remarks and Introductions by Professor Scott Vanstone, 
           NSERC/Pitney Bowes Chair,
           St. Jerome's University, and
           Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, 
           University of Waterloo.

3:40 pm: "FISH and I", lecture by Professor William Tutte, 
           Distinguished Professor Emeritus,
           Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, 
           University of Waterloo.

4:30 pm: Overview of CACR by Professor Douglas Stinson, 
           NSERC/Certicom Chair,
           Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, 
           University of Waterloo.

4:40 pm: Remarks from our Industrial Sponsors.

4:50 pm - 6:30 pm: Reception in the Davis Centre, Room 1301.

The Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research has been established to foster and focus research in applied cryptography at the University of Waterloo, and to facilitate industrial participation and collaboration in leading-edge cryptographic research. The core scientific expertise of the Centre will be provided by Professors Stinson and Vanstone, recently awarded NSERC Industrial Chairs in Cryptography. Cryptography is an inherently multi-disciplinary science, and at Waterloo, collaboration will take place between researchers in the Departments of Combinatorics and Optimization (C&O), Computer Science (CS), Electrical and Computer Engineering (E&CE), and Pure Mathematics (PMath).

Professor Tutte, FRS, is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus and an Adjunct Professor in the C&O department at the University of Waterloo. He worked from 1941 to 1945 in the British cryptanalytic headquarters at Bletchley Park, the most successful intelligence agency in world history. His work, which combined elements of statistics and combinatorics, was instrumental in the breaking of FISH, a series of codes that were used by the German command for encrypting communications between the highest authorities. Subsequent cryptanalytic work on FISH included the development of Colossus, the world's first electronic computer. Professor Tutte is also the academic grandfather of both Professors Stinson and Vanstone, so we are particularly delighted that he has agreed to serve as the Honorary Director of CACR.

Parking: Lot B1
(Located off of Ring Road between Davis Centre & Engineering 3) 
Complimentary Parking Provided

For further information, please contact: 
  Frances Hannigan
  Phone: (519) 888-4567 x4027
  Email: fhannigan@math.uwaterloo.ca
  Fax: (519) 725-5441