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Tom Shrimpton Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award
Author: Cynthia Brown
Posted: July 22, 2009

Tom ShrimptonDr. Tom Shrimpton has received an NSF CAREER Award for his cryptography research. His proposal entitled "CAREER: Design Principles for Cryptographic Hash Functions: Foundations, Primitives, and Transforms" focuses on revisiting the design and analysis of hash functions. Given recent attacks on often-used hash functions like MD5 and SHA-1, the project will focus on formal foundations in hashing that will establish new and meaningful notions of what it means for a hash function to be "good". Congratulations, Tom!