# Mathematician:Martin Edward Hellman

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## Mathematician

American mathematician and cryptographer.

One of the pioneers of public-key cryptography

Inventor with Bailey Whitfield Diffie and Ralph C. Merkle of the technique of public key cryptography.

## Nationality

American

## History

- Born: October 2, 1945 in New York City, United States

## Theorems and Definitions

- Trapdoor Function (with Bailey Whitfield Diffie)
- Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange (with Bailey Whitfield Diffie)

## Publications

- 1976:
*New Directions in Cryptography*(with Bailey Whitfield Diffie)