San Marcos,
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February
2017

Renowned Professor to Speak at CSUSM’s Reid Lecture Series

Press Release | By Eric Breier

San Marcos, CA – Alice Silverberg, a professor of mathematics and computer science at UC Irvine, will be the featured speaker at California State University San Marcos’ Reid Lecture Series event on Thursday, March 9.

Silverberg’s lecture, titled “Cryptography: Using Mathematics to Keep a Secret,” will delve into the surprising solutions that mathematicians and cryptographers have developed to resolve the problem of computing on encrypted data.

Sponsored by Librarian Emeritus Marion Reid and Professor Emeritus K. Brooks Reid and hosted by CSUSM’s Mathematics Department, the event is free and open to the public. The lecture will have broad appeal to the general public, including mathematically engaged high school students.

Silverberg received her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Harvard University, a master’s and Ph.D. from Princeton University and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge. Silverberg is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society and has also consulted for the TV show “NUMB3RS.”

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception of light appetizers followed by the presentation from 6-7 p.m.

What: CSUSM’s Reid Lecture Series presents “Cryptography: Using Mathematics to Keep a Secret,” featuring professor Alice Silverberg of UC Irvine

When: Thursday, March 9, 2017; reception at 5:30 p.m., lecture 6-7 p.m.

Where: USU Ballroom, California State University San Marcos

Cost: Free

Parking: For driving directions, campus map and parking fees, visit the CSUSM Parking Guide.

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