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<div><font face="verdana, sans-serif">Kristin Lauter is a Principal Researcher and Manager of the Cryptography Group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington. Lauter received her BA, MS, and PhD, all in mathematics, from the University of Chicago, in 1990, 1991, and 1996, respectively. She was T.H. Hildebrandt Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan (1996-1999), visiting scholar at Max Planck Institut fur Mathematik in Bonn, Germany (1997), and at Institut de Mathematiques Luminy in France (1999). In 2008, Lauter, together with her coauthors, was awarded the Selfridge Prize in Computational Number Theory.  Her work currently focuses on Elliptic Curve Cryptography and extensions with applications to cloud security and privacy of Electronic Medical Records.</font></div>



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