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Occupation  professor
Name  Alfred Menezes

Role  Author
Education  University of Waterloo
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Full Name  Alfred J. Menezes
Alma mater  University of Waterloo (B.Math, 1987; M.Math, 1989; Ph.D., 1992)
Known for  author, professor of Mathematics, cryptography, founder of Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research
Books  Handbook of Applied Cryptography, Guide to Elliptic Curve Cr, Elliptic Curve Public Ke
Similar People  Scott Vanstone, Paul van Oorschot, Neal Koblitz

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Alfred Menezes is co-author of several books on cryptography, including the Handbook of Applied Cryptography, and is a professor of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo in Canada.


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He received B.Math, M.Math, and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from the University of Waterloo in 1987, 1989, and 1992, respectively.

Academic career

Menezes is a professor in and the chair of the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization at the University of Waterloo. He is also the Managing Director of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research.

He was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Auburn University from 1992 until 1997, before moving to the University of Waterloo.

In 2001 he won the Hall Medal of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications.


  • Alfred J. Menezes, Paul C. van Oorschot and Scott A. Vanstone (1996). Handbook of Applied Cryptography. CRC Press. ISBN 0-8493-8523-7. 
  • Hankerson, D.; Vanstone, S.; Menezes, A. (2004). Guide to Elliptic Curve Cryptography. Springer Professional Computing. New York: Springer. ISBN 0-387-95273-X. doi:10.1007/b97644. 
  • Alfred J. Menezes (1993). Elliptic Curve Public Key Cryptosystems. Kluwer Academic Publishers. ISBN 0-7923-9368-6. 
  • Alfred Menezes, Ian Blake, Shuhong Gao, Ron Mullin, Scott Vanstone, and Tomik Yaghoobian (1993). Applications of Finite Fields. Kluwer Academic Publishers. ISBN 0-7923-9282-5. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Selected publications

    ( Cf. Certicom biography and homepage at Waterloo )

  • Another look at tightness (with S. Chatterjee and P. Sarkar). Proceedings of SAC 2011, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7118 (2012), 293-319. Revised version.
  • Parallelizing the Weil and Tate pairings (with D. Aranha, E. Knapp and F. Rodriguez-Henriquez) Cryptography and Coding 2011, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7089 (2011), 275-295.
  • Discrete logarithms, Diffie-Hellman, and reductions (with N. Koblitz and I. Shparlinski) Vietnam Journal of Mathematics, 39 (2011), 267-285.
  • S. Blake-Wilson and A. Menezes, "Authenticated Diffie-Hellman key agreement protocols", Proceedings of the 5th Annual Workshop on Selected Areas in Cryptography, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1556, 339-361, 1999.
  • S. Blake-Wilson and A. Menezes, "Unknown key-share attacks on the Station-to-Station (STS) protocol", Proceedings of Public Key Cryptography '99, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1560, 154-170, March 1999.
  • D. Johnson and A. Menezes, "The elliptic curve digital signature algorithm (ECDSA)", Technical report CORR 99-34, Department of C&O, University of Waterloo, August 1999.
  • A. Menezes and P. van Oorschot, "Information theory, coding theory and cryptology", Handbook of Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics, CRC Press, 1999, pages 889-954.
  • S. Blake-Wilson and A. Menezes, "Entity authentication and authenticated key transport protocols employing asymmetric techniques", Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Security Protocols, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1361 (1998), 137-158.
  • L. Law, A. Menezes, M. Qu, J. Solinas and S. Vanstone, "An efficient protocol for authenticated key agreement", Technical report CORR 98-05, Department of C&O, University of Waterloo, March 1998.
  • A. Menezes, Y. Wu and R. Zuccherato, "An elementary introduction to hyperelliptic curves", appendix in Algebraic Aspects of Cryptography by Neal Koblitz, Springer-Verlag, 1998, pages 155-178.
  • References

    Alfred Menezes Wikipedia