Gregory V. Bard

Associate Professor of Mathematics
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I am a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, of the University of Wisconsin---Stout, Wisconsin's Polytechnic University.


Our department offers nine (!) undergraduate concentrations, as well as a Master's degree program:


My areas of research interest are:

  • Cryptology, Cryptanalysis, and particularly Algebraic Cryptanalysis
  • Computer Algebra (e.g. Solving Polynomial Systems of Equations, and applications of the same)
  • Linear Algebra over Finite Fields, with applications in Error Correcting/Detecting Codes
  • Operations Research, Optimization, Game Theory, and other applications of Math to Economics or Finance
  • Security Protocols, Proofs of Security, and Practical Security Implementations
  • Solving NP-Complete problems in practice via logical satisfiability solvers


My dissertation topic was solving polynomial systems of equations, particularly to break codes, a process called "Algebraic Cryptanalysis." I am also the author of a book with that title, published by Springer. The book also has its own web page. Other applications of polynomial systems of equations that I have worked on include Game Theory, Molecular Chemistry, Combinatorics and Geometry.


If you like, you may contact me at this address, which a human will have no trouble understanding:

gregory dot bard at ieee dot org


For a copy of my curriculum vitae, I offer a short form (8 pages) as well as a long form (18 pages).


Last updated May 26th, 2017.