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Spelman College

Title: Cryptographic Mathematics

Director(s): Jeffrey Ehme, Department of Mathematics

Email: jehme@spelman.edu

Dates of Program: June 13 - July 21, 2005

Summary: This summer four Spelman College students will be studying the mathematics that makes buying and selling on the web possible Cryptographic Mathematics. The students will investigate finite fields, elliptic curves, large primes and other advanced topics. They will develop verification algorithms and look at zero knowledge proofs. Each student will have opportunity to develop and explore her own individual cryptographic project and present it to her peers.

Student Researchers:

  • Kina McCanns
  • Brittany Mosby
  • Tishun Turknett
  • Sharolyn Wynter

Program Contacts:

Bill Hawkins
MAA SUMMA
bhawkins@maa.org
202-319-8473

Michael Pearson
MAA Programs & Services
pearson@maa.org
202-319-8470

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