Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Richard E. Crandall
Born: December 29, 1947
Death: December 20, 2012 (Age: 64)
- American physicist and computer scientist, Chief Scientist at NeXT Inc. and Apple's Chief Cryptographer.
- Made substantial contributions to computational number theory.
- Known for the development of the irrational base discrete weighted transform, an important method of finding very large primes.
- Owned and operated PSI Press, an online publishing company.
- Prime numbers: A Computational Perspective (2001).
- A Network Orange (1997).
- Topics in Advanced Scientific Computation (1996).
- Projects in Scientific Computation (1994).
- Scientific Programming with Macintosh Pascal (1986).
Honors and awards
- Holds the title of Apple Distinguished Scientist.
- Recipient of the Vollum Chair of Science at Reed College.