Scott Vanstone

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Scott Vanstone
Born Scott Alexander Vanstone
(1947-09-14)September 14, 1947
Died 2 March 2014(2014-03-02) (aged 66)
Milton, Ontario
Occupation cryptographer
Known for elliptic curve cryptography, founder of Certicom

Scott A. Vanstone was a cryptographer who co-authored the Handbook of Applied Cryptography. He was on faculty at the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Mathematics and was a member of the school's Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research. He was also the founder of Certicom. In 1998, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Sciences. Vanstone had a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Waterloo and received the university's award for Excellence in Research. He died on March 2, 2014 after a short illness.[1]




  1. ^ "In Memory of Scott Alexander Vanstone". J. Scott Early funeral home web site. Retrieved March 3, 2014. 

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