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List of Famous Cryptographers

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List of famous cryptographers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top cryptographers in the world? This includes the most prominent cryptographers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable cryptographers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic cryptographers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned cryptographers.

List includes David Chaum, David Wagner, more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known cryptographers to the lesser known cryptographers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the cryptographer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous cryptographers ever?" and "What are the names of famous cryptographers?" then you're in the right place. 
  • David Lee Chaum (born 1955) is an American computer scientist and cryptographer. He is known as a pioneer in cryptography and privacy-preserving technologies, and widely recognized as the inventor of digital cash. His 1982 dissertation "Computer Systems Established, Maintained, and Trusted by Mutually Suspicious Groups" is the first known proposal for a blockchain protocol. Complete with the code to implement the protocol, Chaum's dissertation proposed all but one element of the blockchain later detailed in the Bitcoin whitepaper. He is also known for developing ecash, an electronic cash application that aims to preserve a user’s anonymity, and inventing many cryptographic protocols like...  more
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    Leon Battista Alberti was an Italian humanist author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher and cryptographer; he epitomised the Renaissance Man. Although he is often characterized as an "architect" exclusively, as James Beck has observed, "to single out one of Leon Battista's 'fields' over others as somehow functionally independent and self-sufficient is of no help at all to any effort to characterize Alberti's extensive explorations in the fine arts." Alberti's life was described in Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects....  more
  • David A. Wagner (born 1974) is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley and a well-known researcher in cryptography and computer security. He is a member of the Election Assistance Commission's Technical Guidelines Development Committee, tasked with assisting the EAC in drafting the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines. He is also a member of the ACCURATE project. Wagner received an A.B. in Mathematics from Princeton University in 1995, an M.S. in Computer Science from Berkeley in 1999, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Berkeley in 2000. He has published two books and over 90 peer-reviewed scientific papers. His notable achievements include: 2007 Served as...  more
  • Dan Boneh (; Hebrew: דן בונה‎) is a professor in applied cryptography and computer security at Stanford University....  more