Michael Scott

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Michael ScottDr. Scott joined CertiVox as Chief Cryptographer in November 2011 after the company he founded in 1998, Shamus Software Limited, was acquired by CertiVox. As the creator of the renowned MIRACL (Multiprecision Integer and Rational Arithmetic C/C++ Library) cryptographic library, Dr. Scott’s technology is used by developers in the defense, embedded and mobile systems industries across the world to build highly secure “number-theoretic cryptography” into their hardware and applications. He also serves as the director of CertiVox Laboratories, a Dublin-based center of excellence whose mission will be to promote innovation in the field of elliptic curve and pairing-based cryptography, assist customers in their designs, and further enhance CertiVox’s leading edge in Internet security. In addition to serving as CEO of Shamus Software, Dr. Scott was Head of the Dublin City University School of Computing. He is recognized in the world of cryptography as a leading authority on the subject of elliptic curve and pairing-based cryptography, and in 2002, published one of the seminal papers on the implementation of pairings, Efficient Algorithms for Pairing-Based Cryptosystems.Dr. Scott earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Queens University Belfast and also completed a one year Masters’ degree at Trinity College before gaining a Ph.D. on the topic of Optimal Control Theory from the University of Dundee, Scotland. He has a Google Scholar based H-Index of 24 and has published more than 75 papers in the field.

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