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

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
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 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

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
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, Fall 2014
Global Function Fields from an Algorithmic Perspective (5 lectures)
        RMMC Graduate Summer School, University of Wyoming, 2006
Number Theoretic Cryptology (4 weeks)
        AARMS Graduate Summer School, Memorial University, 2004

STUDENTS

Postdoctoral
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
Sumin Leem, PhD, Mathematics, University of Calgary (expected 2019)
Perlas Caranay, PhD, Mathematics, University of Calgary (expected 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
Evan MacNeil, MSc, Mathematics, Universty of Calgary (expected 2018)
Parthasarathi Das, MSc, Computer Science, University of Calgary (expected 2018)
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
Boonyarit (Ken) Intiyot, BSc Honors, Mathematics, University of Delaware, 1998

RESEARCH GRANTS

Sole Investigator
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 Explicit Methods for Abelian Varieties (Group Leader: Mike Jacobson), 2015-2018
PIMS Collaborative Research Group on L-Functions and Number Theory (Group Leader: Matt Greenberg), 2010-2013
CNRS Project for International Scientific Cooperation (Principal Investigator M. Jacobson, 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

Invited Research Presentations
Numerical tests of two conjectures in fake real quadratic orders
        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
        University of Bordeaux (France), March 3, 2015
        University of French Polynesia, Pape'ete (Tahiti, French Polynesia), January 22, 2015
        University of Auckland (New Zealand), November 26, 2014
Comparison of scalar multiplication on hyperelliptic curves
        Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle (Washington, USA), January 8, 2016
        Ewha Womans University, Seoul (South Korea), October 29, 2014
        Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo (Japan), September 30, 2014
An introduction to hyperelliptic curve arithmetic
        Prairie Discrete Math Workshop, Banff (Alberta, Canada), August 7, 2015
        The 12th International Conference on Finite Fields and Their Applications (Fq12), Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs (New York, USA), July 16, 2015
        University of Montpellier (France), May 6, 2015
Construction of all cubic function fields of a given square-free discriminant
        Fields-TIMC Workshop on Functions and Geometries over Finite Fields, Carleton University, Ottawa (Ontario, Canada), July 10, 2015
        CP70 - Elementary, analytic, and algorithmic number theory: Research inspired by the mathematics of Carl Pomerance, University of Georgia, Athens (Georgia, USA), June 9, 2015
Effective one-dimensional infrastructure in function fields of arbitrary degree
        13th Conference of the Canadian Number Theory Association (CNTA XIII), Carleton University, Ottawa (Ontario, Canada), June 19, 2014
        Alberta Number Theory Days, Banff (Alberta, Canada), April 19, 2014
        SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry AG13, Colorado State University, Fort Collins (Colorado, USA), August 2, 2013
Classification and symmetries of a family of continued fractions with bounded period length
        Number Theory and Combinatorics Seminar, University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada), December 9, 2013
        AWM - 40 Years and Counting Conference, Brown University, Providence (Rhode Island, USA), September 18, 2011
        Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans (Louisiana, USA), January 9, 2011
Distribution of class numbers of function fields
        CMS Winter Meeting, Montreal (Quebec, Canada), December 8, 2012
Cubic function field tabulation and 3-ranks of hyperelliptic curves
        CMS Summer Meeting, Regina (Saskatchewan, Canada), June 3, 2012
Ramification groups and different exponents in Artin-Schreier composita
        Algebra & Number Theory Seminar, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon (Saskatchewan, Canada), April 20, 2012
Infrastructure of function fields
        Fields Institute Conference in Number Theory, Carleton University, Ottawa (Ontario, Canada), June 29, 2011
        Alberta Number Theory Days, Banff International Research Station, Banff (Alberta, Canada), June 18, 2011
Efficient divisor reduction on hyperelliptic curves
        Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans (Louisiana, USA), January 7, 2011

Contributed Research Presentations
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
        West Coast Number Theory Conference, Pacific Grove (California, USA), December 18, 2015
Shorter compact representations on hyperelliptic curves
        West Coast Number Theory Conference, Pacific Grove (California, USA), December 16, 2013
Distribution of class numbers of function fields
        West Coast Number Theory Conference, Pacific Grove (California, USA), December 17, 2012
Vertical symmetries in continued fractions of Schinzel sleepers
        West Coast Number Theory Conference, Pacific Grove (California, USA), December 18, 2011

Invited Public Lectures and Outreach Events
Lecture, Cryptography, and scavenger hunt
        Math Camp, University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada), July 7, 2017
        CEMC Workshop in Computer Science for Young Women, University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
                June 11, 2014;   June 11, 2013;   June 13, 2012;   June 13, 2011;   June 14, 2010
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
Lecture, When prime numbers factor
        University of Hawai'i Manoa, Honolulu (Hawai'i, USA), February 12, 2015
        Ewha Womans University, Seoul (South Korea), October 16, 2014
Lecture, Primes and factorizations
        University of French Polynesia, Pape'ete (Tahiti, French Polynesia), January 26, 2015
Lecture, How to communicate a shared secret - elliptic curve cryptography
        Interdisciplinary Research Forum, University of Calgary (Alberta Canada), January 28, 2012

EDITORIAL BOARDS

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

Special Volumes
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, 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

Organizing Committees
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 Workshop 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)

Scientific Program Committees
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)
BIRS Workshop WIN - Women in Numbers, November 2-7, 2008, Banff (Alberta, Canada)
ANTS-VI, June 13-18, 2004, Burlington (Vermont, USA)

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
Treasurer, Women in Numbers, since 2015
Member, Association for Women in Mathematics, since 2011
Member, Canadian Mathematical Society, since 2001
Member, American Mathematical Society, 1991-2001

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