# International Association for Cryptologic Research

Formation | 1982 |
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Founder | David Chaum |

Membership | 1702 (in 2013) |

President | Christian Cachin |

Main organ | Journal of Cryptology, IACR conferences and workshops, Cryptology ePrint Archive |

Website | www.iacr.org |

The **International Association for Cryptologic Research** (**IACR**) is a non-profit scientific organization whose purpose is to further research in cryptology and related fields. The IACR was organized at the initiative of David Chaum at the CRYPTO '82 conference.^{[1]}

## Activities[edit]

The IACR organizes three annual flagship conferences, four annual workshops in specific sub-areas, and one symposium: ^{[2]}

- Crypto (flagship)
- Eurocrypt (flagship)
- Asiacrypt (flagship)
- Fast Software Encryption (FSE)
- Public Key Cryptography (PKC)
- Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES)
- Theory of Cryptography (TCC)
- Real World Crypto Symposium (RWC)

Several other conferences and workshops are held in cooperation with the IACR. Starting in 2015, selected summer schools will be officially sponsored by the IACR. CRYPTO '83 was the first conference officially sponsored by the IACR.

The IACR publishes the *Journal of Cryptology*, in addition to the proceedings of its conference and workshops; the IACR also maintains the Cryptology ePrint Archive, an online repository of cryptologic research papers aimed at providing rapid dissemination of results. ^{[3]}

## Fellows[edit]

The IACR has established the IACR Fellows Program, an honor to bestow upon its exceptional members. There are currently 68 IACR Fellows.^{[4]}

Year awarded | Fellow | Citation |
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Adi Shamir | 2004 | For breakthrough research contributions and for sustained leadership in the technical, educational, and commercial development of cryptology and security. |

Ron Rivest | 2004 | For breakthrough research contributions and for sustained leadership in the technical, educational, and commercial development of cryptology and security. |

Whitfield Diffie | 2004 | For the invention of public-key cryptography. |

Don Coppersmith | 2004 | For numerous foundational and highly influential contributions to the theory and practice of cryptosystem design and analysis. |

David Chaum | 2004 | For numerous seminal contributions to security and privacy research and for visionary leadership in the role of IACR founder. |

Tom Berson | 2004 | For visionary and essential service to the IACR and for numerous valuable contributions to the technical, social, and commercial development of cryptology and security. |

Jacques Stern | 2005 | For fundamental contributions to the design and analysis of public-key cryptosystems and for sustained educational leadership in cryptology. |

Gustavus Simmons | 2005 | For pioneering research in information integrity, information theory, and secure protocols and for substantial contributions to the formation of the IACR. |

Kevin McCurley | 2005 | For exemplary service as IACR President and essential leadership in IACR information systems. |

Martin Hellman | 2006 | For the invention of public-key cryptography and for pioneering open research in cryptology. |

Gilles Brassard | 2006 | For breakthrough research in quantum cryptography and cryptographic protocols and for essential services to the community in furthering publication of cryptologic research. |

Silvio Micali | 2007 | For fundamental pioneering contributions to the scientific foundations of cryptography and for sustained leadership in cryptographic education. |

Hideki Imai | 2007 | For outstanding contributions to cryptologic research and education, and for the establishment and promotion of international cryptologic forums in Asia and elsewhere. |

Shafi Goldwasser | 2007 | For fundamental pioneering contributions to the scientific foundations of cryptography and for sustained leadership in cryptographic education. |

Moni Naor | 2008 | For fundamental contributions to the scientific foundations of cryptography, and for sustained educational leadership in cryptology. |

Ralph Merkle | 2008 | For the invention of public-key cryptography. |

Ueli Maurer | 2008 | For fundamental contributions to information-theoretic cryptography, service to the IACR, and sustained educational leadership in cryptology. |

Michael O. Rabin | 2009 | For pioneering fundamental contributions to modern cryptography. |

James Massey | 2009 | For pioneering contributions to cipher design and analysis, and for sustained contributions to the IACR and to cryptologic education. |

Arjen Lenstra | 2009 | For basic contributions to number theoretic cryptanalysis and for service to the IACR. |

Oded Goldreich | 2009 | For fundamental pioneering contributions to the scientific foundations of cryptography and for sustained leadership in cryptographic education. |

George Blakley | 2009 | For the invention of general secret sharing schemes and for valuable service to the cryptologic community. |

Andrew Yao | 2010 | For fundamental contributions to the foundations of cryptography and its relations to complexity theory. |

Jean-Jacques Quisquater | 2010 | For basic contributions to cryptographic hardware and to cryptologic education and for service to the IACR. |

Yvo G. Desmedt | 2010 | For basic contributions to cryptographic design and for service to the IACR. |

Ivan Damgård | 2010 | For fundamental contributions to cryptography, for sustained educational leadership in cryptography, and for service to the IACR. |

Andrew Clark | 2010 | For exemplary service as board member and president of IACR, and for contributions to the preservation of cryptology's heritage. |

Scott Vanstone | 2011 | For essential work on the deployment of Elliptic Curve Cryptography, sustained educational leadership in applied cryptology, and service to the IACR. |

Richard Schroeppel | 2011 | For pioneering and analysing the sieving technique underlying subexponential factoring and discrete logarithm methods. |

Charles Rackoff | 2011 | pioneering contributions to the scientific foundations of cryptology and for sustained leadership in cryptographic education. |

David Kahn | 2011 | For being cryptography's foremost historian and a co-founder of the IACR. |

Jennifer Seberry | 2012 | For outstanding contributions to cryptologic research and education, and for fostering the Australian research community. |

Claus P. Schnorr | 2012 | For fundamental contributions to the design and analysis of cryptographic systems. |

Phillip Rogaway | 2012 | For fundamental contributions to the theory and practice of cryptography and for educational leadership in cryptography. |

Andrew Odlyzko | 2012 | For pioneering contributions to cryptography and for service to the IACR. |

Manuel Blum | 2012 | For pioneering modern cryptography and for sustained contributions to cryptographic education. |

Eli Biham | 2012 | For fundamental contributions to cryptanalysis, including the co-invention of differential cryptanalysis. |

Mihir Bellare | 2012 | For fundamental contributions to the theory and practice of cryptography and for educational leadership in cryptography. |

Rafail Ostrovsky | 2013 | For numerous contributions to the scientific foundations of cryptography and for sustained educational leadership in cryptography. |

Victor S. Miller | 2013 | For contributions to elliptic curve cryptography, pairing based cryptography, and the LZW compression algorithm. |

Hugo Krawczyk | 2013 | For fundamental contributions to cryptography and technology transfer of cryptographic research results to secure Internet protocols. |

Lars Ramkilde Knudsen | 2013 | For fundamental contributions to the design and cryptanalysis of symmetric primitives and for service to the IACR. |

Claude Crépeau | 2013 | For pioneering work on the foundation of oblivious transfer, two- and multiparty protocols, information-theoretic security, and quantum cryptography. |

Ronald Cramer | 2013 | For fundamental contributions to cryptography, for sustained educational leadership in cryptography, and for service to the IACR. |

Dan Boneh | 2013 | For opening up new areas in cryptography and computer security, for innovative educational initiatives in cryptography, and for service to the IACR. |

Moti Yung | 2014 | For fundamental and innovative contributions to cryptography and its application to the security and privacy of real world systems. |

Eyal Kushilevitz | 2014 | For fundamental contributions to cryptography, and sustained educational leadership. |

Antoine Joux | 2014 | For contributions to the science of cryptology, the co-invention of Pairing-Based Cryptography, and outstanding work on cryptanalysis of hash functions and discrete logarithms. |

Ran Canetti | 2014 | For numerous contributions to the foundations of cryptography, most importantly his introduction and development of the Universal Composability Framework. |

Tal Rabin | 2015 | For contributions to the theory of multiparty computation, encryption, and signatures, and for leadership on cryptographic research within industry. |

Bart Preneel | 2015 | For outstanding service to the IACR, for numerous research contributions, for sustained educational leadership, and for effectively leading the European cryptologic research community. |

Tatsuaki Okamoto | 2015 | For theoretical and practical contributions to areas including encryption, signatures, identification, elliptic-curve cryptosystems, zero knowledge, and electronic cash, and for service to the IACR. |

Kaisa Nyberg | 2015 | For fundamental contributions to the design and analysis of block ciphers, for contributions to mobile phone security, and for service to the IACR. |

Joe Kilian | 2015 | For ingenious contributions to areas including primality testing, secure computation, oblivious transfer, interactive proofs, zero knowledge, and watermarking. |

Ernie Brickell | 2015 | For founding the Journal of Cryptology, for industrial implementations supporting privacy, and for contributions to secret sharing, attestation, and the cryptanalysis of knapsack-based cryptosystems. |

Nigel Smart | 2016 | For essential contributions to the theory and practice of real world cryptography and outstanding service to the IACR. |

Victor Shoup | 2016 | For fundamental contributions to public-key cryptography and cryptographic security proofs, and for educational leadership. |

Shai Halevi | 2016 | For numerous groundbreaking contributions spanning the theory and practice of cryptography, and for outstanding service to the IACR. |

Ed Dawson | 2016 | For visionary service to the IACR and fostering the Asian-Pacific cryptographic community, and for important scientific contributions. |

Kenny Paterson | 2017 | For research and service contributions spanning theory and practice, and improving the security of widely deployed protocols. |

Christof Paar | 2017 | For co-founding CHES, service to the IACR, and for important contributions to secure and efficient implementation of cryptography. |

Kwangjo Kim | 2017 | For cryptographic design, education, and leadership, and for exemplary service to IACR and the Asia-Pacific cryptographic community. |

Louis Guillou | 2017 | For visionary actions that brought cryptography and smart cards to the real world, and for essential contributions to cryptographic standards. |

Jan Camenisch | 2017 | For contributions to the theory and practice of privacy-preserving protocols and impact on government policy and industry. |

Stafford Tavares | 2018 | For significant contributions to the design and analysis of block ciphers, for founding the SAC conference, and for service to the IACR. |

Paul Kocher | 2018 | For fundamental contributions to the study of side-channel attacks and countermeasures, cryptography in practice, and for service to the IACR. |

Yuval Ishai | 2018 | For essential contributions to the theory of cryptographic protocols, low-complexity cryptography, and other foundations of cryptography. |

Juan Garay | 2018 | For fundamental contributions at the interface of cryptography and distributed computing, and for service to the cryptographic research community. |

Jonathan Katz | 2019 | For broad contributions, especially in public-key encryption and cryptographic protocols, and for dedication to service and education. |

Kaoru Kurosawa | 2019 | For seminal contributions spanning anonymity, e-voting, and public-key cryptography, and for service to the Japanese and international communities. |

Daniele Micciancio | 2019 | For pioneering work on lattice-based cryptography and the complexity of lattice problems, and for service to the IACR. |

Vincent Rijmen | 2019 | For co-designing AES, contributions to the design and cryptanalysis of symmetric primitives, and service to the IACR. |

Amit Sahai | 2019 | For fundamental contributions, including to secure computation, zero knowledge, and functional encryption, and for service to the IACR. |

Xiaoyun Wang | 2019 | For essential contributions to the cryptanalysis and design of hash functions, and for service to the IACR. |

## References[edit]

**^**Sonia Fernandez: The People Behind the Code. The UCSB Current. 21 August 2014**^**IACR Conferences**^**IACR Publications**^**IACR Fellows

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