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Dr. Rainer Steinwandt

Dr. Rainer Steinwandt

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  • University of Alabama, Huntsville
  • Status: Faculty
  • Department: Math,
  • Will Mentor: Doctoral students, Pre-doctoral students

Areas of Expertise

Applied Mathematics,

Research Interests



Since 2021, I serve as Dean of the College of Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Before moving here, I chaired the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), a Hispanic Serving Institution. I joined FAU in 2005, coming from Univ. Karlsruhe in Germany, where I completed my doctoral degree in computer science. For my Ph.D. thesis, I focused on computer algebra research, exploring algorithmic questions related to Groebner bases.

After graduation, my research focus has moved to cryptography, which offers a fascinating spectrum of scientific challenges in the intersection of various disciplines. I am interested in applying mathematics to cryptography and exploring the interplay of cryptography with neighboring fields, such as quantum computing.