Prof. Dr. Ueli Maurer

Profile

Profession

Cryp­tog­ra­ph­er

Institution

ETH Zurich
(Zürich, Switzerland) 

Notable Achievement

Recip­i­ent of the 2016 RSA Award for Excel­lence in Mathematics
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Words of Support

“Men­tor­ing is of great impor­tance for the devel­op­ment of soci­ety and the economy.”

About

Prof. Dr. Ueli Mau­r­er is a Swiss cryp­tog­ra­ph­er who is full pro­fes­sor of com­put­er sci­ence and head of the Infor­ma­tion Secu­ri­ty and Cryp­tog­ra­phy research group at the Insti­tute of The­o­ret­i­cal Com­put­er Sci­ence at the pub­lic research uni­ver­si­ty, ETH Zurich. Prof. Dr. Mau­r­er demon­strat­ed that the Diffie-Hell­man prob­lem is, under cer­tain con­di­tions, equiv­a­lent to solv­ing the dis­crete log prob­lem. The dis­tin­guished pro­fes­sor also holds sev­er­al patents for cryp­to­graph­ic sys­tems. He is the win­ner of the pres­ti­gious 2016 RSA Award for Excel­lence in Math­e­mat­ics for his work and results in infor­ma­tion the­o­ret­ic-based cryp­tog­ra­phy. Prof. Dr. Maurer’s research inter­ests include infor­ma­tion secu­ri­ty, the the­o­ry and appli­ca­tions of cryp­tog­ra­phy, appli­ca­tions such as dig­i­tal sig­na­tures, pub­lic-key infra­struc­tures, dig­i­tal pay­ment sys­tems, and e‑voting, the man­age­ment of trust and dig­i­tal evi­dence, math­e­mat­i­cal secu­ri­ty proofs, the­o­ret­i­cal com­put­er sci­ence, dis­crete math­e­mat­ics, and infor­ma­tion theory.