|Born||Scott Alexander Vanstone
September 14, 1947
|Died||2 March 2014
|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.
- Alfred J. Menezes, Paul C. van Oorschot and Scott A. Vanstone (1996). Handbook of Applied Cryptography. CRC Press. ISBN 0-8493-8523-7.
- Hankerson, D.; Vanstone, S.; Menezes, A. (2004). Guide to Elliptic Curve Cryptography. Springer Professional Computing. New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/b97644. ISBN 0-387-95273-X.
- Alfred Menezes, Ian Blake, Shuhong Gao, Ron Mullin, Scott Vanstone, and Tomik Yaghoobian (1993). Applications of Finite Fields. Kluwer Academic Publishers. ISBN 0-7923-9282-5.
- "In Memory of Scott Alexander Vanstone". J. Scott Early funeral home web site. Retrieved March 3, 2014.