Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Martin Edward Hellman
Born: October 2, 1945, in New York, USA
- American cryptologist best known for his invention of public key cryptography.
- Long-time contributor to the computer privacy debate and is more recently known for promoting risk analysis studies on nuclear threats, including the NuclearRisk.org website.
- An Overview of Public Key Cryptography (2010).
- Sending Secret Messages (1995).
- On the Inevitability and Prevention of Nuclear War (1986).
Honors and awards
- Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (2011).
- Awarded the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal (2010).
- Golden Jubilee Award from the IEEE Information Theory Society (1998).
- Awarded the Franklin Institute's Louis E. Levy Medal (1997).
- IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award (1981).