Jennifer Seberry received the Ph.D. degree in computation mathematics from La Trobe University in 1971. She has subsequently held positions at the Australian National University, The University of Sydney and ADFA, The University of New South Wales. She has published extensively in discrete mathematics and is world renown for her new discoveries on Hadamard matrices and statistical designs. In 1970 she cofounded the series of conferences known as the xxth Australian Conference on Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing. She started teaching in cryptology and computer security in 1980. She is especially interested in authentication and privacy. In 1987, at University College, ADFA, she founded the Centre for Computer and Communications Security Research which proved to be a reservoir of expertise for the Australian community. Her studies of the application of discrete mathematics and combinatorial computing via bent functions, S-box design, has led to the design of secure cryptoalgorithms and strong hashing algorithms for secure and reliable information transfer in networks and telecommunications. Her studies of Hadamard matrices and orthogonal designs are applied in CDMA technologies. In 1990 she founded the AUSCRYPT/ASIACRYPT series of International Cryptologic Conferences in the Asia/Oceania area. She has supervised 25 successful Ph.D. candidates, has over 350 scholarly papers and six books. She is a Senior Member of IEEE.
Biography Updated on 11 November 2010