Nigel Smart  

Born  United Kingdom 
22 October 1967
Residence  United Kingdom 
Fields  Cryptography 
Institutions  University of Bristol 
Alma mater  BSc University of Reading, 1989 Ph.D. University of Kent at Canterbury, 1992 
Doctoral advisor  John Merriman 
Known for  ECC Work on the ECDLP problem Pairingbased cryptography Efficient Secure multiparty computation Fully Homomorphic Encryption 
Nigel Smart is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol and a past holder of the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. He is a cryptographer with expertise in the theory of cryptography and its application in practice.
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Education and Academic Positions[edit]
Smart received a BSc degree in mathematics from the University of Reading in 1989. He then obtained his PhD degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1992; his thesis was titled The Computer Solutions of Diophantine Equations. He proceeded to work as a research fellow at the University of Kent, the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Cardiff University until 1995. From 1995 to 1997 he was a lecturer in mathematics at the University of Kent, and then spent three years in industry at HP from 1997 to 2000. Since 2000 he has been at the University of Bristol, and he heads the cryptology research group there.
Smart held a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award (20082013), and an ERC Advanced Grant (20112016). He is a director of the International Association of Cryptologic Research (20122014), and has been elected Vice President for the period 20142017.
Research[edit]
Smart is best known for his work in Elliptic curve cryptography, especially work on the ECDLP.^{[1]}^{[2]}^{[3]} He has also worked on Pairingbased cryptography contributing a number of algorithms such as the SKKEM^{[4]} and the Atepairing^{[5]}
Smart carries out research on a wide variety of topics in cryptography. Recently, he has been instrumental in the effort to make secure multiparty computation practical. A few of his works in this direction include.^{[6]}^{[7]}^{[8]}
His work with Gentry and Halevi on performing the first large calculation using Fully Homomomorphic Encryption^{[9]} won the IBM Pat Goldberg Best Paper Award for 2012.^{[10]}
Industry Experience[edit]
In addition to his three years at HP labs, Smart was a founder of the startup Identum specialising in pairing based cryptography and identity based encryption. This was bought by Trend Micro in 2008.^{[11]} In 2013 he formed, with Yehuda Lindell, Dyadic Security, a company focusing on deploying distributed cryptographic solutions based on multiparty computations.
Books[edit]
 Nigel P. Smart (1998). The Algorithmic Resolution of Diophantine Equations. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521646332.
 Ian F. Blake, Gadiel Seroussi and Nigel P. Smart (1999). Elliptic Curves in Cryptography. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521653746.
 Nigel P. Smart (2002). Cryptography An Introduction. McGraw Hill. ISBN 0077099877.
 I.F. Blake, G. Seroussi, and Nigel P. Smart (2004). Advances in Elliptic Curve Cryptography. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 052160415X.
 Nigel P. Smart (editor) (2005). Cryptography and Coding. SpringerVerlag, LNCS 3796. ISBN 354030276X.
 Nigel P. Smart (editor) (2008). Advances in Cryptology  Eurocrypt 2008. SpringerVerlag, LNCS 4965. ISBN 9783540789666.
References[edit]
 ^ S.D. Galbraith and N.P. Smart, A cryptographic application of the Weil descent, Cryptography and Coding, 1999.
 ^ P. Gaudry, F. Hess, and N.P. Smart, Constructive and destructive facets of Weil descent on elliptic curves, Hewlett Packard Laboratories Technical Report, 2000.
 ^ N. Smart, The discrete logarithm problem on elliptic curves of trace one, Journal of Cryptology, Volume 12, 1999.
 ^ Barbosa et. al, SKKEM: An IdentityBased KEM
 ^ F. Hess, N. Smart, F. Vercauteren. The Etapairing revisited. In IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 52(10), p. 45954602, 2006.
 ^ B. Pinkas, T. Schneider, N.P. Smart and S.C. Williams. Secure twoparty computation is practical, ASIACRYPT 2009
 ^ I. Damgard, V. Pastro, N.P. Smart, and S. Zakarias. Multiparty computation from somewhat homomorphic encryption, CRYPTO 2012.
 ^ I. Damgard, M. Keller, E. Larraia, C. Miles and N.P. Smart. Implementing AES via an Actively/Covertly Secure DishonestMajority MPC Protocol, SCN 2012.
 ^ C. Gentry, S. Halevi and N.P Smart. Homomorphic Evaluation of the AES Circuit CRYPTO 2012.
 ^ http://researcher.watson.ibm.com/researcher/view_group.php?id=5434
 ^ http://www.geek.com/news/trendmicrobuysintoencryptionwithidentumpurchase573095/
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