Ross Anderson (computer scientist)
Ross John Anderson (born September 15, 1956 ) is a British researcher, author and security technology consultant. He is a professor at the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge , where he is active in the computer security research group.
Together with Eli Biham , he designed the Tiger hash algorithm . He developed the block cipher Serpent together with Eli Biham and Lars Knudsen . Anderson also designed the Pike stream cipher .
He discovered weaknesses in many cryptographic algorithms and security systems.
Anderson graduated from the High School of Glasgow . At Trinity College (Cambridge) he studied mathematics and natural sciences from 1974. According to his own statements, he worked as a development engineer for Ferranti in the avionics industry in his first year of study . After receiving his Bachelor's degree in 1978, he first traveled the world and later worked as a freelance consultant before returning to Cambridge University in 1992 for a doctoral thesis under the supervision of Roger Needham . In 1995 Anderson received his PhD and a position as a lecturer .
Prizes and awards
In 2009 both the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society elected him a Fellow. In 2015, Anderson was awarded the Lovelace Medal .
- Ross Anderson: Security Engineering. A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems . 2nd Edition. Wiley, 2008, ISBN 978-0-470-06852-6 ( both editions as PDF ).
- The Homepage of Ross Anderson (English)
- Ross J. Anderson in the Mathematics Genealogy Project (English)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Anderson, Ross John (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||British researcher, author and university professor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 15, 1956|