Background and research interests
Renate Scheidler is a professor at the University of Calgary, with a dual appointment in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Computer Science. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba in 1993 and held a faculty appointment at the University of Delaware until 2001 when she came to Calgary. Her research explores computationally hard problems in mathematical structures such as global fields and algebraic curves. It is motivated not only by the desire to find computational solutions and better understand the behavior of these structures but also to explore their use in cryptographic applications. Dr. Scheidler is an editor for two leading scholarly journals in her field and co-chairs the Steering Committee for the Algorithmic Number Theory Symposia (ANTS) series. She is a co-founder of ISPIA’s predecessor institute, Calgary’s former Centre for Information Security and Cryptography (CISaC), and serves on the steering committee of the Women in Numbers (WIN) research network which she co-founded in 2008.
Her research interests include algorithmic number theory and mathematical cryptography.