Cryptographers - Ordered by Citations

Cryptographers - Ordered by Citations

Next follows some partial study of the influence of cryptographers in terms of how much they have been cited. (I have included also non-cryptographers that occassionally write cryptographic papers. Some people whose 10 most cites papers do not include crypto papers have been greyed out. Also people who are mostly femous for writing books have been greyed out.

Disclaimer: All information has been gathered from public sources. If you want to add or delete some information about you, please email me. I do this all from my free time. But I welcome information that will help me in updating this page.

Disclaimer 2. Do not take those numbers too seriously without actually studying how Google collects the citations. Moreover, bear in mind that citations differ significantly in subfields of computer science, with practical areas getting a bulk of the citations. Also, for some of the authors, a majority of citations comes from authored textbooks, or even worse, from self-citations. Thus, be careful.

Note: "cites per #authors" divides the number of citations each paper has got by the number of authors it has. This increases fairness in interdisciplinary comparisons (e.g., papers in biology have 20+ coauthors and thousands of citations, papers in mathematics have 1 author and tens of citations). We note that this parameter is not perfect, since Google Scholar omits some authors in their page, but the same is also true in say the "Publish and Perish" program.

Links to Google citations profiles are fetched automatically when updating the database...

All links are clickable. For example, you can sort people according to Cites, Recent (2005+), H-Index, compare institutions to each other, or see people only from a certain institution.

People with less than 0 citations are not displayed (this can adjusted with url suffix "&cutoff=xxx").


Greyed out persons do only partially belong to this table (for various reasons), or they have namesakes that contribute to majority of their citations.
NameInstitutionCites per #authorsCites per #authors (2005+)CitesRecent (2005+)H-IndexH-Index (2005+)Google citationsBirthdayThesis
1.Gil SegevUSA.Microsoft Research567 ( 35%)567 ( 35%)1609160920202169
2.Seny KamaraUSA.Microsoft1490 ( 36%)1465 ( 36%)4140401820194309
3.Yael Tauman+Kalai/KalaiUSA.Microsoft Research1014 ( 36%)890 ( 34%)2845261220200
4.Ilya MironovUSA.Microsoft California1294 ( 40%)779 ( 39%)3235198920173438Ca. 1976
5.Kristin LauterUSA.Microsoft Research1887 ( 42%)1471 ( 37%)4447397020205829
6.Helger LipmaaEstonia.U Tartu1325 ( 53%)718 ( 64%)2484111920183407xx.04.1972Secure and Efficient Time-Stamping Systems (Estonia.Tartu, 1999)
Melissa ChaseUSA.Microsoft1855 ( 50%)1472 ( 50%)3708293820202963
7.Josh BenalohUSA.Microsoft2888 ( 63%)507 ( 52%)459098120120Ca. 1959Verifiable Secret-Ballot Elections (1987, USA.Yale)
8.Boaz BarakUSA.Microsoft2323 ( 40%)1538 ( 37%)5752414820207634Ca. 1977Non-Black-Box Techniques in Cryptography (Israel.Weizmann, 2004)
9.Yacov YacobiUSA.Microsoft1063 ( 51%)24 ( 31%)2087782030
Cynthia DworkUSA.Microsoft California7225 ( 46%)5060 ( 55%)158289142202022614
10.Adam ShostackUSA.Microsoft531 ( 42%)272 ( 58%)12714721880
11.Dmitry KhovratovichUSA.Microsoft Research716 ( 38%)716 ( 38%)1881188118182066
12.Tolga AcarUSA.Microsoft472 ( 39%)50 ( 33%)11981521170
13.Gideon YuvalUSA.Microsoft431 ( 87%)22 ( 33%)49565810
14.David A. MolnarUSA.Microsoft367 ( 34%)367 ( 34%)10761076440