Kristin Lauter

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Kristin Estella Lauter
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Kristin Lauter from MSR Predictions Article
Born (1969-12-08) December 8, 1969 (age 47)
Wisconsin
Nationality  United States
Fields Mathematics, Cryptography
Institutions Microsoft Research
Alma mater University of Chicago
Thesis  (1996)
Doctoral advisor Niels Ovesen Nygaard
Known for Elliptic Curve Cryptography
Notable awards

Fellow of the American Mathematical Society,

Selfridge Prize

Kristin Estella Lauter is an American mathematician and cryptographer whose research interest is broadly in application of number theory and algebraic geometry in cryptography. She is particularly known for her work in the area of elliptic curve cryptography. She is currently a researcher and the head of the Cryptography Group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington.[1] Lauter became the President-Elect of the Association for Women in Mathematics in February 2014[2] and served as President February 1, 2015 - January 31, 2017

Lauter received her Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science, and Ph.D, all in mathematics, from the University of Chicago, in 1990, 1991, and 1996, respectively. Prior to joining Microsoft, she held positions as a visiting scholar at Max Planck Institut fur Mathematik in Bonn, Germany (1997), T.H. Hildebrandt research assistant professor at the University of Michigan (1996-1999), and a visiting researcher at Institut de Mathematiques Luminy in France (1999).[3][4]

She is a co-founder of the Women in Numbers Network,[5] a research collaboration community for women in number theory. She serves on the Advisory Board[6] of the Banff International Research Station and on the Council[7] of the American Mathematical Society.

Lauter and her coauthors were awarded the Selfridge Prize at ANTS VIII for their paper Computing Hilbert Class Polynomials.[8] She was elected to the 2015 Class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society "for contributions to arithmetic geometry and cryptography as well as service to the community." [9]

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