Martin E. Hellman

  • From:

    Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

  • Year:

    1997

  • Subject:

    Computer and Cognitive Science

  • Award:

    Levy

  • Citation:

    For invention of public key cryptography and digital signatures.

Recipient of the Louis E. Levy Medal, along with Whitfield Diffie, for their combined contributions to the field of cryptology, including the invention of a new method of enciphering termed public key cryptology, in which two people can communicate in secret without needing a pre-arranged secret key.

Stanford University-educated Hellman is a Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Stanford.

Information 1997