CURRICULUM VITAE   -   Renate Scheidler


ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

PhD, Computer Science, University of Manitoba (Canada), 1993
Doctoral Dissertation: Applications of Algebraic Number Theory to Cryptography
Supervisor: Prof. H.C. Williams
Diplom (BSc & MSc), Mathematics, University of Cologne (Germany), 1987
Diplomarbeit (Master's thesis): Algebra and Arithmetic of Cubic Forms and Cubic Number Fields (in German)
Supervisor: Prof. W. Jehne

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Professor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Calgary, since 2008
Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, since 2008

Helene Lange Visiting Professor
Department of Mathematics, Carl von Ossietzky Universtät Oldenburg, Germany, January-December 2022

Graduate Program Director
Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Calgary, 2011-2016

Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Calgary, 2001-2008
Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2001-2008
Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware, 1999-2001
Department of Computer & Information Sciences, University of Delaware (courtesy appointment), 1999-2001

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer & Information Sciences, University of Delaware (courtesy appointment), 1995-1999
Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware, 1993-1999

TEACHING

University of Calgary
CPSC/PMAT 669 Cryptography
CPSC/PMAT 629 Elliptic Curves and Cryptography
CPSC 601.94 Topics in Computational Algebraic Number Theory
PMAT 529/649 Advanced Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
PMAT 503.04 Modern Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
CPSC 502 Research Project
CPSC 429 Applied Cryptography
PMAT 429 Cryptography - Design and Analysis of Cryptosystems
CPSC/PMAT 418/MATH 318 Introduction to Cryptography
CPSC 413 Design and Analysis of Algorithms I
MATH 401 Topics in Cryptography
PMAT 329 Introduction to Cryptography
PMAT 317 Honours Algebra I
PMAT 315 Algebra I
CPSC 313 Introduction to Computability
MATH 211 Linear Methods I

Carl von Ossietzky Universtät Oldenburg
mat 715 Algebraic Curves and Functions (Algebraische Kurven und Funktionen, in German)

University of Waterloo
M135 Algebra

University of Delaware
MATH-826 Topics in Cryptography
MATH-672 Vector Spaces
MATH-650 Abstract Algebra
MATH-567 Discrete Mathematics for Secondary Teachers
MATH-466 Introduction to Number Theory and Cryptography (independent study)
MATH-466 Cryptography (independent study)
MATH-451 Abstract Algebra
MATH-389 Graph Theory
MATH-315 Discrete Mathematics II
MATH-222 Calculus II
MATH-221 Calculus I
MATH-210 Discrete Mathematics I

University of Manitoba
74.327 Formal Languages and Automata
74.120 Introductory Computer Science
74.100 Information Technology for Management

Special Graduate Teaching
An Introduction to Global Function Fields (3 lectures)
        PIMS Summer School on Inclusive Paths to Number Theory, University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada), August 23-27, 2021
Introduction to Function Fields (5 lectures)
        UNCG Summer School in Computational Number Theory 2016, University of North Carolina Greensboro (North Carolina, USA), May 30 - June 3, 2016
Function Fields and Curves (2 lectures)
        Fields-TIMC Workshop on Functions and Geometries over Finite Fields, Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), July 8-9, 2015
Algorithmic Number Theory in Function Fields (6 lectures)
        Distinguished Graduate Lecture Series, Ewha Womans University (Seoul, South Korea), Fall 2014
Global Function Fields from an Algorithmic Perspective (5 lectures)
        RMMC Graduate Summer School, University of Wyoming (Laramie, Wyoming, USA), Summer 2006
Number Theoretic Cryptology (4 weeks)
        AARMS Graduate Summer School, Memorial University (St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada), Summer 2004

STUDENTS

Postdoctoral
Jack Klys (PhD, Mathematics, University of Toronto, Canada, 2017), 2018-2020
Ha Tran (PhD, Mathematics, University of Tor Vergata Rome, Italy, 2015), 2016-2018
Felix Fontein (PhD, Mathematics, University of Zuerich, Switzerland, 2008), 2009-2010
Qingquan Wu (PhD, Mathematics, University of Illinois, 2007), 2008-2010
Pieter Rozenhart (PhD, Mathematics, University of Calgary, 2009), 2009
Eric Landquist (PhD, Mathematics, University of Illinois, 2009), 2009
Stephane Lemieux (PhD, Mathematics, University of Alberta, 2004), 2004-2006
Roger Patterson (PhD, Mathematics, Macquarie University, Australia, 2004), 2004-2006

Doctoral
Fatemeh Jalalvand, PhD, Mathematics, University of Calgary (expected 2025)
Qinglong Luo, PhD, Mathematics, University of Calgary (expected 2024)
Edgar Pacheco Castan, PhD, Mathematics, University of Calgary (expected 2023)
Pedro Jose Sobrevilla Moreno, PhD, Mathematics, University of Calgary (expected 2023)
Sumin Leem, PhD, Mathematics, University of Calgary (expected 2022)
Perlas Caranay, PhD, Mathematics, University of Calgary, 2018
Monireh Rezai Rad, PhD, Mathematics, University of Calgary, 2016
Colin Weir, PhD, Mathematics, University of Calgary, 2013
Adrian Tang, PhD, Mathematics, University of Calgary, 2011
Eric Landquist, PhD, Mathematics, University of Illinois, 2009
Pieter Rozenhart, PhD, Mathematics, University of Calgary, 2009
Qingquan Wu, PhD, Mathematics, University of Illinois, 2007

Master's
Jonathan Webster, MSc, Computer Science, University of Calgary (expected 2022)
Qinglong Luo, MSc, Mathematics, University of Calgary, 2019
Evan MacNeil, MSc, Mathematics, Universty of Calgary, 2019
Parthasarathi Das, MSc, Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2019
Honyan Wang, MSc, Mathematics, University of Calgary, 2016
Vanessa Dixon, MSc, Mathematics, University of Calgary, 2011
Perlas Caranay, MSc, Mathematics, University of Calgary, 2009
Manisha Parmar, MSc, Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2008
Karel Bergmann, MSc, Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2007
Taysia Krivoruchko, MSc, Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2007
Nick Sullivan, MSc, Mathematics, University of Calgary, 2007
Richard Cannings, MSc, Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2004
Daniel Weimer, Diplom (MSc), Mathematics, Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany), 2004
Brendan Oseen, MSc, Mathematics, University of Calgary, 2003

Undergraduate
Janelle Wiebe, BSc Honours, Mathematics, University of Calgary, 2022
Christian Bagshaw, BSc Honours, Mathematics, University of Calgary, 2021
Madelin Entz, BSc Honours, Mathematics, University of Calgary, 2020
Boonyarit (Ken) Intiyot, BSc Honors, Mathematics, University of Delaware, 1998

Other
Approximately 40 undergraduate summer research and capstone course projects, since 2001

RESEARCH GRANTS

Sole Investigator
NSERC Discovery Grant, 2019-2025
NSERC Discovery Grant, 2011-2019
NSERC Discovery Grant, 2006-2011
NSERC Research Grant, 2002-2006
NSA Young Investigator Grant, 2000-2003
NSF Research Grant, 1996-1998
University of Delaware Research Foundation (UDRF) Grant, 1994-1995

Partner or Co-Investigator
PIMS Collaborative Research Group on L-Functions in Analytic Number Theory (Group Leaders: A. Hamieh, H. Kadiri, G. Martin, N.Ng), 2022-2025
PIMS Collaborative Research Group on Explicit Methods for Abelian Varieties (Group Leader: M. J. Jacobson Jr), 2015-2018
PIMS Collaborative Research Group on L-Functions and Number Theory (Group Leader: M. Greenberg), 2010-2013
CNRS Project for International Scientific Cooperation (Principal Investigator M. J. Jacobson Jr, Co-Investigator L. Imbert), 2010-2013
NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grant (Principal Investigator: G. Chen), 2009
NSERC Strategic Grant (Principal Investigator V. Dimitrov), 2004-2007
MITACS Award (Principal Grant Holders H.C. Williams & A. Menezes), 2003-2007
PIMS Collaborative Research Group on Number Theory (Group Leaders: Peter Borwein and David Boyd), 2003-2005
University of Calgary Research Excellence Envelope, 2003-2005
University of Calgary Capital Start-Up, 2001-2003

PUBLICATIONS - click here for a list


RECENT PRESENTATIONS (past 6 years)

Invited Research Presentations
Die Ankeny-Artin-Chowla-Vermutung in echten und falschen reell-quadratischen Ordnungen (in German)
        Colloquium, University of Oldenburg, May 18, 2022
Constructing imaginary quadratic fields with large n-class rank
        CMS Winter Meeting (online), December 4, 2021
        International Conference on Class Groups, Number Fields and Related Things, Kerala School of Mathematics, Kerala, Indi (online), October 21, 2021
        Front Range Number Theory Day, University of Colorado Boulder (online), September 25, 2021
Computing modular polynomials and isogeny graphs of rank 2 Drinfeld modules
        Algebraic Geometry, Number Theory and Applications, University of French Polynesia, Tahiti, August 16, 2021
        Number Theory Web Seminar (online), April 22, 2021
        Hawai'i Number Theory (HINT), University of Hawai'i (Manoa, HI, USA), March 18, 2019
Difference necklaces
        Mathematics Colloquium, University of Calgary (online), September 24, 2020
        Alberta Number Theory Days, Banff International Research Station (online), May 2, 2020
A journey of cryptography in class groups of quadratic fields
        Mathematics Colloquium, University of Oregon (Eugene, OR, USA), March 2, 2020
        International Conference on Class Groups of Number Fields & Related Topics, Prayagraj (India), October 17, 2019
Improved efficiency of a linearly homomorphic cryptosystem
        AMS Fall Central Sectional Meeting, University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI, USA), September 14, 2019
Dan Shanks' CUFFQI algorithm resurrected
        Celebrating 75 Years of Mathematics of Computation, Providence (Rhode Island, USA), November 1, 2018
        CMS Summer Meeting, Fredericton (New Brunswick, Canada), June 3, 2018
Numerical tests of two conjectures in fake real quadratic orders
        International conference on class groups of number fields & related topics, Allahabad (India), October 9, 2018
        AMMCS International Conference IV, Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), August 22, 2017
        Workshop on Computational Algebraic Geometry, Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada), June 9, 2017
A class of Artin-Schreier curves with many automorphisms
        Alberta Number Theory Days, Banff (Alberta, Canada), March 19, 2017
Fake real quadratic orders
        Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta (Georgia, USA), January 5, 2017
        PIMS Distinguished Lecture, University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada), November 24, 2016
Computing quadratic function fields with high 3-rank via cubic field tabulation
        CMS Summer Meeting, Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), June 25, 2016
Zeta functions of a class of Artin-Schreier curves with many automorphisms
        Pacific Northwest Number Theory Conference, Oregon State University, Corvallis (Oregon, USA), May 15, 2016
Comparison of scalar multiplication on hyperelliptic curves
        Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle (Washington, USA), January 8, 2016

Contributed Research Presentations
Difference Necklaces
        West Coast Number Theory Conference, Pacific Grove (California, USA), December 17, 2019
Hyperelliptic curve arithmetic (a shifty affair)
        West Coast Number Theory Conference, Pacific Grove (California, USA), December 18, 2016
Explorations of the real Schur-Cohn region
        Number Nosh, University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada), January 13, 2016

Invited Public Lectures and Outreach Events
Lecture, Factoring prime numbers, Association for Women in Mathematics Colloquium, University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada), November 30, 2018
Lecture, Cryptography, and scavenger hunt
        Math Camp, University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada), July 7, 2017
Lecture, A gentle introduction to (hyper-)elliptic curves and their use in cryptography
        Calgary SIAM Chapter biweekly lecture series, University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada), March 16, 2017

EDITORIAL BOARDS

Journals
Advances in Mathematics of Communications, since 2006
SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry, 2016-2020
Mathematics of Computation, 2007-2014

Special Volumes
WIN5 - Women in Numbers 5: Research Directions in Number Theory (A. Bucur, W, Ho and R. Scheidler, eds), Association for Women in Mathematics Series, in preparation.
Proceedings of the 13th Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium (ANTS-XIII) (R. Scheidler and J. Sorenson, eds), The Open Book Series, vol. 2, Mathematical Sciences Publishers, 2019
GEOCRYPT 2013 (S. Ballet, G. Bisson, R. Oyono, R. Scheidler and N. Theriault, eds), Advances in Mathematicss of Communications 8 (2014), no. 4 (special issue)
WIN - Women in Numbers: Research Directions in Number Theory (A. Cojocaru, K. Lauter, R. Pries and R. Scheidler, eds), Fields Institute Communications, vol. 60, American Mathematical Society, 2011

REVIEW PANELS

Member, Selection Committee, AWM-Microsoft Research Prize in Algebra and Number Theory, 2016-2021
Member, NSERC Evaluation Group 1508 Mathematics & Statistics, 2015-2018
Member, Evaluation Committee, INRIA Research Theme Algorithmics, Computer Algebra and Cryptography, 2015
Member, Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences PDF Review Panel, 2012-2014
Member, Alberta Ingenuity ICT Graduate Application Review Panel, 2010-2011
Judge, MITACS Student Poster Competition, 2005
Judge, Canada-Wide High School and Junior High School Science Fair, University of Calgary, 2003
Reviewer of a Proposed PhD Program, Ontario Council on Graduate Studies, 2002

CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

Steering Committees
Algorithmic Number Theory Symposia series, co-chair 2018-2020, member 2020-2028

Scientific Program Committees
MathCrypt 2021, August 15, 2021 (online)
SAC 2019, August 12-16, 2019, University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada)
ANTS-XIII (Co-Chair), July 16-20, 2018, University of Wisconsin, Madison (Wisconsin, USA)
AG15, August 3-7, 2015, Daejeon (South Korea)
ANTS-XI, August 7-11, 2014, Gyeongju (South Korea)
GeoCrypt 2013, October 7-11, 2013, Pape'ete, Tahiti (French Polynesia)
SAC 2013, August 14-16, 2013, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby (Alberta, Canada)
ECC 2010, October 19-21, 2010, Seattle (Washington, USA)
CHiLE 2009, March 16-20, 2009, Frutillar (Chile)
ANTS-VI, June 13-18, 2004, Burlington (Vermont, USA)

Organizing Committees
BIRS 23w5175 WIN6 - Women in Numbers 6, March 26-31, 2023, Banff (Alberta, Canada)
BIRS 21w2505 Alberta Number Theory Days XIII, November 5-7, 2021, Banff (Alberta, Canada)
BIRS 20w5175 WIN5 - Women in Numbers 5, November 16-20, 2020, Banff (Alberta, Canada) (event cancelled, virtual research collaborations only)
Unsolved Problems in Number Theory: a tribute to Richard K. Guy and his contributions to number theory, October 2, 2020, University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Special Session on Emerging Connections with Number Theory, AMS Spring Central and Western Joint Sectional Meeting, March 22-24, 2019, University of Hawaii Manoa (Hawai'i, USA)
CNTA-XIV, June 20-24, 2016, University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Graduate Summer School on Explicit Methods for Abelian Varieties, June 16-18, 2016, University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Computational Number Theory minisymposium, CAIMS-AMMCS Congress, June 7-12, 2015, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo (Ontario, Canada)
Experimental Methods in Number Theory session, CMS Summer Meeting, June 4-7, 2013, Dalhousie University, Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada)
CNTA 2012, June 17-22, 2012, University of Lethbrige (Alberta, Canada)
ECC 2009, August 24-26, 2009 , University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Graduate Summer School on Elliptic Curves, August 19-22, 2009, University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Alberta Number Theory Day, April 30, 2009, University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
BIRS 08w5112 WIN - Women in Numbers, November 2-7, 2008, Banff (Alberta, Canada)
ANTS-VIII, May 17-22, 2008, Banff (Alberta, Canada) - Chair
Thematic Program in Cryptography, August - December 2006, Fields Institute, University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
Workshop on Computational Challenges Arising in Algorithmic Number Theory and Cryptography, October 30 - Nov. 3, 2006, Fields Institute, University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada) - Chair
Number Theory Conference in Honour of Prof. H. C. Williams' 60th Birthday, May 24-30, 2003, Banff (Alberta, Canada)

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

Research Institutes
Board Member, Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance, University of Calgary, since 2013
Affiliate Member, Institute for Quantum Science and Technology, University of Calgary, since 2013
Member, Steering Committee, Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance, University of Calgary, 2010-2013
Affiliate Member, Institute for Quantum Information Science, University of Calgary, 2002-2013
Research Associate, Alberta Informatics Circle of Research Excellence, 2001-2011
Member, Management Board, Centre for Information Security and Cryptography, University of Calgary, 2001-2007

Organizations and Societies
Fellow, Association for Women in Mathematics, since 2022
Member, Board of Directors, Number Theory Foundation, since 2020
Treasurer and Steering Committee Member, Women in Numbers, since 2015
Member, Association for Women in Mathematics, since 2011
Member, Canadian Mathematical Society, since 2001
Co-Founder, Women in Numbers, 2008
Member, American Mathematical Society, 1991-2001

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