Cryptography Pioneers Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman Win 2015 Turing Award

Posted on:03 Mar 2016 10:19:08
Cryptography Pioneers Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman Win 2015 Turing Award
03 March 2016 Current Affairs: Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman, the two men who created the famous Diffie-Helman public-key exchange protocol, are this year's winners of the Turing Award, the so-called Oscars of computer science and technology.Started in 1966, the Turing Award is an annual prize given out by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), an international learned society for computing, and the world's largest scientific and educational computing society.Similar to the Nobel Prize, the Turing Award is given out each year to scientists who contributed to the field of computer science, regardless of whether it was a hardware, software, or theoretical innovation

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