Adi Shamir

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Adi Shamir (Hebrew: עדי שמיר; born July 6, 1952) is an Israeli cryptographer. He is a co-inventor of the Rivest–Shamir–Adleman (RSA) algorithm (along with Ron Rivest and Len Adleman), a co-inventor of the Feige–Fiat–Shamir identification scheme (along with Uriel Feige and Amos Fiat), one of the inventors of differential cryptanalysis and has made numerous contributions to the fields of cryptography and computer science.[4]

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Adi Shamir

Shamir in 2018
Born (1952-07-06) July 6, 1952 (age 70)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Alma materTel Aviv University
Weizmann Institute of Science
Known forRSA
Feige–Fiat–Shamir identification scheme
differential cryptanalysis
Scientific career
InstitutionsWeizmann Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
ThesisThe fixedpoints of recursive definitions[2] (1976)
Doctoral advisorZohar Manna[3]
Doctoral studentsEli Biham
Uriel Feige
Amos Fiat[3]