[UFO Chicago] Chicago Chapter ACM - Nov 12 - Cryptography: From Enigma to Elliptical Curve Cryptography
greg at neumarke.net
Mon Nov 10 20:13:15 PST 2008
I know many of us interested in free operating systems are also interested in Cryptography issues. The Chicago Chapter of the ACM is hosting a speaker from the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program, giving an overview of the history of Cryptography. The announcement follows:
This information is also on the NEW Chapter website at:
THIS MONTH'S MEETING:
From Enigma to Elliptical Curve Cryptography
Presented by: Donald Costello,
ACM Distinguished Speakers Program
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
5:30 p.m. Social Hour, Dinner Buffet & Refreshments
6:30 p.m. Presentation (ends about 8 p.m.)
Hosted by: Roosevelt University, Chicago Downtown
Probable meeting room:
430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
(nearest intersection: Congress and Michigan)
Please watch the website for any room changes.
COST (Includes Dinner):
$10 Chapter members
$ 5 Students
The history of cryptography can be likened to a reawaking history
of mathematics and computer science. The story of cryptography
goes back 4000 years and some of the mathematics employed goes
back as long.
This talk will address the history of cryptography beginning with
the Enigma used by the Germans in WWII and broken by world famous
Mathematician/ Computer Scientist Alan Turing. It will continue
down to today´s advanced crypto systems such as RSA, PGP and
Elliptic Curve cryptography.
The lecture will point out the key role that cryptography plays in
the future of e-commerce and the new products and ways of doing
business that results when secure communications through
cryptography is available.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Don Costello has had a mixed career splitting his time between
Universities and Business. He helped start three Computer Science
Departments and three University Information Technology facilities
(University of Nebraska, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh and
Madison and Colorado State University). He has taught
undergraduate and graduate courses and has done work in research
areas of Statistical Computing, Performance Modeling, Standards
for Learning Objects and Managing Intellectual Property. He is a
40-year member of ACM and is a fellow of the British Computing
Society. He has lectured all over the United States as well as in
England, Ireland, Austria, Germany, India and Sri Lanka. He also
held a four-year Carnegie Foundation grant to investigate how IP
is managed in Universities around the World.
In business career he has managed IT facilities, founded and sold
two firms and consulted with over 100 firms throughout the world.
His recent consulting includes five years consulting on ERP
systems, SAP, as well as being a Technical Consultant on .com and
Don currently holds a position as a Senior Lecturer and NCITE
scholar at the University of Nebraska and is working on the
importance of standards in modeling the large systems needed to
support e-learning environments.
Note: Please make your reservation as soon as you know you are
coming. We need a headcount for the food, as we order it in
advance. Even if it is last-minute, reserve anyway. Thanks.
Make your meeting reservation by filling out this quick form:
or by replying to this e-mail ( greg at neumarke.net ) You may also
call Greg at (work) 773-907-3308
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