Whitfield Diffie

Recipient of the Louis E. Levy Medal, along with Martin Hellman, 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.

Whitfield Diffie currently works as a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems. His interest in cryptology began in 1966 while working at the MIT artificial intelligence laboratory.

Information as of 1997