Professor Rivest has research interests in cryptography, computer and network security, and algorithms. Professor Rivest is an inventor, with Adi Shamir and Len Adleman of the RSA public-key cryptosystem, and a co-founder of RSA Data Security. Together with Shamir and Adleman, he received the 2002 ACM Turing Award, perhaps the most prestigious award in Computer Science. He has extensive experience in cryptographic design and cryptanalysis, has served as a Director of the International Association for Cryptologic Research.
Bio updated: Tue Sept. 8th, 2015