Ralph C. Merkle (born February 2, 1952) is a computer scientist. He is one of the inventors of public-key cryptography, the inventor of cryptographic hashing, and more recently a researcher and speaker on cryonics.
|Born||February 2, 1952|
Berkeley, California, US
|Awards||IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal (2010) |
Computer History Museum Fellow (2011)
|Fields||Public key cryptography, cryonics|
|Thesis||Secrecy, authentication and public key systems|
|Doctoral advisor||Martin Hellman|