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2016 Silver Medal Award

Regenscheid, Barker, Chang, Chen, Dang, Dworkin, Kelsey, Paralta, Perlner

Regenscheid, Barker, Chang, Chen, Dang, Dworkin, Kelsey, Paralta, Perlner

AWARD CITATION

The group is recognized for exceptional technical innovation in leading a global effort to develop Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 202, the “SHA-3” hash function standard. Cryptographic hash functions are critical components of the technologies (e.g., digital signatures and message authentication) that secure global communications, international electronic commerce and more. Advances in cryptanalysis in 2004-2007 weakened the security of all widely used hash functions, broadly threatening cybersecurity. SHA-3 restores the foundation of cybersecurity for decades.

GROUP AWARD

Elaine Barker

Mathematician
Information Technology Laboratory

Lawrence Bassham

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Shu-jen Chang

IT Specialist
Information Technology Laboratory

Lidong Chen

Mathematician
Information Technology Laboratory

Quynh Dang

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Morris Dworkin

Supervisory Mathematician
Information Technology Laboratory

John Kelsey

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Rene Peralta

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Ray Perlner

Mathematician
Information Technology Laboratory

Andrew Regenscheid

Mathematician
Information Technology Laboratory