Richard Crandall

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Richard Crandall

Name: Richard E. Crandall

Born: December 29, 1947

Death: December 20, 2012 (Age: 64)

Computer-related contributions

  • 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.

Significant publications

  • 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.