Whit Diffie

Co-inventor of Public Key Cryptography & Senior Advisor, Uniken

Dr. Whitfield Diffie is one of the world’s preeminent cryptographers and a co-discoverer of Public Key Encryption. A computer scientist, mathematician and author, Diffie is winner of the 2015 Turing Award, often referred to as the Nobel Prize of Computing. Among his other honors, Diffie is also an elected Foreign Member of the Royal Society, a IEEE Hamming Medal winner, winner of the Franklin Institute’s Louis E Levy medal, a Fellow of the Computer History Museum and a Marconi Foundation Fellow. In 2011, Dr. Diffie was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Diffie received a B.S. in Mathematics from M.I.T. He also holds both an honorary doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and a Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from Royal Holloway, University of London.

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