# Mathematician:Ronald Linn Rivest

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## Mathematician

American cryptographer and software engineer, best known for his involvement in the creation of the RSA algorithm.

Also well-known for being one of the contributors to 1990: Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson and Ronald L. Rivest: *Introduction to Algorithms*.

## Nationality

American

## History

- Born: May 6, 1947 in Schenectady, New York

## Creations

- RSA Algorithm (with Adi Shamir and Leonard Max Adleman)

Definitions of concepts named for **Ronald Linn Rivest** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1990:
*Introduction to Algorithms*(with Thomas H. Cormen and Charles E. Leiserson) - 2001:
*Introduction to Algorithms, 2nd ed.*(with Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson and Cliff Stein) - 2009:
*Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd ed.*(with Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson and Cliff Stein)