Arjen K. Lenstra#

Arjen Lenstra
Email:akl 'at'
Membership Number:2515
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2006 Professor at Center for Security Information, EPFL
  • 2000-2006-Part-time professor of ciyptology at the Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • 1996 Vice-president at the corporate technology office of Citibank, New York
  • 1989 Researcher at Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) in Morristown, New jersey, USA
  • 1984 PhD in mathematics and computer science, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Fields of Scholarship
  • The design of efficient cryptographic methods (XTR, VSH)
  • Development and implementation of asymmetric cryptanalytic methods (Number Field Sieves, Quadratic Sieves)
  • Assessment of the strength of cryptographic systems

Honours and Awards
  • Fellow of the international association for cryptologic research
  • RSA conference award for excellence in mathematics (2008)
  • Member of the mathematical section of the academia europaea
  • Advisory member of the CWI cryptology group
  • Member on EPFL's comité de promotion académique
  • Member of FWO's expert panel on mathematical sciences
  • Member of IACR fellows selection committee
  • Member of advisory board of the center for advanced security research Darmstadt

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