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Adi Shamir
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Adi Shamir at the Royal Society admissions day in London, July 2018
Born July 6, 1952 (1952-07-06) (age 69)
Alma mater Tel Aviv University
Weizmann Institute of Science
Known for RSA
Feige–Fiat–Shamir identification scheme
differential cryptanalysis
Awards
Scientific career
Fields Cryptography
Institutions Weizmann Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thesis Fixed Points of Recursive Programs and their Relation in Differential Agard Calculus (1977)
Doctoral advisor Zohar Manna
Doctoral students Eli Biham
Uriel Feige
Amos Fiat

Adi Shamir (Hebrew: עדי שמיר; born July 6, 1952) is an Israeli cryptographer. He is a co-inventor of the Rivest–Shamir–Adleman (RSA) algorithm (along with Ron Rivest and Len Adleman), a co-inventor of the Feige–Fiat–Shamir identification scheme (along with Uriel Feige and Amos Fiat), one of the inventors of differential cryptanalysis and has made numerous contributions to the fields of cryptography and computer science.

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