Massey was professor at the ETH Zurich from 1980 to 1998 and previously at the University of Notre Dame and the University of California, Los Angeles . His most important works were the development of the Berlekamp-Massey algorithm , the draft of the block encryption method IDEA (with Xuejia Lai ), SAFER and the Massey-Omura cryptosystem (with Jim K. Omura ).
Prizes and awards
In 1999 he received the Marconi Prize and in 1992 the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Award . He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Lund (1990) and the Technical University of Munich (2006). Massey was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (since 2004), the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences , the National Academy of Engineering , the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences .
- Threshold Decoding , Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 1963.
- Obituary: James Lee Massey dies at 79 , IEEE Information Theory Society.
- James Massey's Video Lectures at ETH Zurich (English)
- Biography of James Massey at IEEE History Center (English)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Massey, James Lee (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American information theorist and cryptologist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 11, 1934|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Wauseon , Ohio|
|DATE OF DEATH||June 16, 2013|
|Place of death||Copenhagen , Denmark|