International Association for Cryptologic Research


Submit by December 31 of current year for Fellow consideration

Submit To:
Kevin McCurley


Your name has been submitted as an endorser of a candidate for IACR Fellow. In order to serve as an endorser, you must be a member of the IACR. You may verify your membership status by corresponding with . If you are not a member, please contact the chair of the Fellows Selection Committee as soon as possible at

Your comments in this endorsement should not be a word-for-word repetition of the nomination. If you are supporting the nomination from within the candidate's organization or field of expertise, it is expected that you will be specific about the individual's technical contributions, because you may have access to information and documentation that is not generally available.

The nominator and the Fellows-Selection Committee thank you for your cooperation and ask you to send your endorsement to:


The IACR Fellow classification recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and shall be conferred only by the IACR Fellows-Selection Committee upon a person with extraordinary qualifications and experience who has made important individual technical and/or professional contributions to the arts and sciences of cryptological research. Candidates are expected to rank in the top 5% of IACR Members. Further information is available here.


Your endorsement should consist of answers to questions 1-5 below. Please send them to the address above by December 31 of current year. Endorsements should be sent by email, either as a plain ascii message or as an attachment in WORD or pdf format.

1. Name of Candidate

2. Name of Nominator

3. Name of Endorser

4. Email Address and Telephone Number of Endorser

5. Considering those accomplishments of the candidate that you feel competent to judge, please indicate whether or not this candidate meets the requirements for IACR Fellow. What specifically makes those accomplishments outstanding? Please limit your remarks to at most two pages.