Center for Communications Research
Institute for Defense Analyses
His main areas of interest are in computational number theory, combinatorics, data compression and cryptography. He is one of the co-inventors of elliptic-curve cryptography. He is also one of the co-inventors, with Mark Wegman, of the LZW data compression algorithm, and various extensions, one of which is used in the V.42bis international modem standard. He received an IEEE Millennium medal for this invention. He is also the inventor of Miller's Algorithm which is of fundamental use in pairing-based cryptography. He is also one of the co-inventors of the Lagarias-Miller-Odlyzko prime counting algorithm.