January Birthdays of Note in the Field of Cryptology/CS
Updated: Jan 30, 2020
Brian Kernighan: Canadian computer scientist who contributed to the development of UNIX and co-authored the first book of programming in C
Karl Stein: German cryptographer at the Cipher Department of the High Command of the Wehrmacht. the Stein manifolds and Stein factorization are named after him
Sir Charles Anthony Richard Hoare: British computer scientist that developed the sorting algorithm quick-sort
Benedict Arnold: used cipher and codes during the Revolutionary War
Bruce Schneier: American cryptographer-a leading authority on computer security
Auguste Kerchoffs: developed Kerchoff's principle-the six principles of practical cipher design
Ralph Henry Van Deman: died on this date in 1952. He was born in 1865 but the date is unknown. He is known as the "Father of American Military Intelligence".
Erich Huttenhain: Leading cryptanalyst of the Third Reich. Head of the cryptanalysis at the Cipher Department of the High Command of the Wehrmacht.
Georges Jean Painvin: French cryptanalyst during WWI. He is best known for breaking the ADFGVX cipher.
Horst Feistel: German-American cryptographer who created the Feistel Network and helped develop the Data Encryption Standard.
Guido van Rossum: Dutch programmer and author of the Python Language