International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Ann Hibner Koblitz

Publications

Year
Venue
Title
2008
EPRINT
Elliptic Curve Cryptography: The Serpentine Course of a Paradigm Shift
Ann Hibner Koblitz Neal Koblitz Alfred Menezes
Over a period of sixteen years elliptic curve cryptography went from being an approach that many people mistrusted or misunderstood to being a public key technology that enjoys almost unquestioned acceptance. We describe the sometimes surprising twists and turns in this paradigm shift, and compare this story with the commonly accepted Ideal Model of how research and development function in cryptography. We also discuss to what extent the ideas in the literature on "social construction of technology" can contribute to a better understanding of this history.

Coauthors

Neal Koblitz (1)
Alfred Menezes (1)