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Nigel Smart

Professor Nigel Smart

Research Fellow


University of Bristol

Research summary

My work has focused on how to apply deep theoretical work in the mathematics of cryptography to real world problems. Either by solving directly problems which arise in practice or by making steps to turn theoretial constructs into practical reality. In the first modus operandi we have examined two protocols either in use, or proposed to be used, in the financial industry. In the second modus operandi we have developed a new methodology for multi-party computation (MPC); which enables for the first time the consideration of deploying MPC in practical scenarios.

Grants awarded

Cryptography For The 21st Century

Scheme: Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Dates: Nov 2008 - Oct 2013

Value: £55,000

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