NOTE: This meeting is in the HANCOCK CENTER. <--------------- Poughkeepsie Chapter of the Association For Computing Machinery aaa ccccccc mmmmm mmmmm a a cc cc mm mm mm mm aa aa cc c mm mm mm mm aaaaaaaaa cc mm mmm mm aa aa cc c mm m mm MEETING NOTICE aa aa cc cc mm mm aa aa cccccccc mm mm NOTE: This meeting is in the HANCOCK CENTER. <--------------- Program: The Mathematics of Cryptography: From Caesar to RSA Speaker: Dr. Joseph Kirtland, Marist College Joe.Kirtland@marist.edu About the topic: The art of sending coded messages dates back thousands of years. After a brief discussion of the history of cryptography through World War II, this talk will focus on the mathematics necessary for modern cryptography. More specifically, this talk will trace the development of public key cryptography with an emphasis on the RSA public key cryptosystem. With computing power increasing at a seemingly exponential rate, the talk will end with a brief discussion of what could be next for public key cryptography. About the Speaker Dr. Kirtland is a professor of mathematics at Marist College, where he has taught since 1992. He received his B.S. from Syracuse University and his Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire. His professional interests are in finite group theory (an area from abstract algebra), mathematics education, and the applications of group theory to cryptography and check digit schemes. Professionally, Dr. Kirtland has written numerous articles on a variety of research topics in finite group theory. Additionally, Dr. Kirtland studies the application of group theory to the creation and use of check digit schemes. Based on his efforts, he wrote a book, entitled Identification Numbers and Check Digit Schemes, published by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). One reviewer wrote: "This is a superb book on many levels. . . . Truly one of the best demonstrations of the utility of mathematics that exists today." On a personal note, Dr. Kirtland enjoys running, hiking, basketball, poetry, and playing fantasy baseball. NOTE: All meetings this fall will be in the HANCOCK CENTER. When: 7:30 pm, Monday, Oct 22, 2012 Where: Room 2023 (second floor) Hancock Center, Marist College Directions: Building 15 on the map at www.marist.edu/welcome/map.html Parking: Please park on the east side of Route 9, in the lot to the southeast of Dyson Hall or down the hill to the west of the Hancock Center. Cost: Free and open to the public Dinner: 6 pm, Palace Diner, 845.473.1576 Map and menu: www.thepalacediner.com All are welcome to join us for dinner. We thank Marist College for hosting the chapter's meetings. Refreshments are served after the meeting. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845.522.1971. P - L - E - A - S - E P - O - S - TSite Map. This page is available on the web at http://pok.acm.org.