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There is some stuff about Elliptic Curve Discrete Logarithms over there.

Email: (academic), (professional, see ArgoTech).
Mobile: 06 7271 2496 (replace 06 with + 33 6 from abroad).

Let's see. I presume you want to know something about me, since you came to my page. OK, here goes:

I was born in Dublin on 27th November 1970. I lived in a village by the sea called Portmarnock until 1982, then in Paris until 1988.

After that I studied at the University of Edinburgh, at ╔cole polytechnique, at the California Institute of Technology and at the University of Paris 7. I managed to acquire a bunch of impressive pieces of paper with "Computer Science" and "Mathematics" written on them. Now I'm doing a Ph.D. at I.N.R.I.A.'s Cristal group just outside Versailles. You can read an academic CV of sorts, if you like.

I wrote "Counting points on hyperelliptic curves over finite fields" with Pierrick Gaudry and gave a talk about it at the ANTS IV conference. The paper is published in the proceedings, LNCS 1838. I also wrote the research report "On Satoh's algorithm and its implementation" with Pierrick and with Mireille Fouquet and gave a talk about it at Curves and Abelian Varieties over Finite Fields and Their Applications. It is published in the December 2000 issue of the Journal of the Ramanujan Mathematical Society.

The stuff I do is usually at the intersection of mathematics and computer science: improving algorithms for doing things of interest to number theorists etc. If you have any questions or need any help on something related to computational maths, I'm the guy to ask! I enjoy helping people (gasp) except when they want me to do their homework for them.

Linux penguin I'm running Linux on a Digital Personal Workstation which has a 500MHz Alpha and 256MB of SDRAM. It rules! Here's a 513K PNG of my desktop (well the sixth of it that's on-screen). Sorry the file is so big, but that's what happens at 1600×1280×16 bits. If you can't read PNG or your display is 8-bit perhaps you'd prefer this 399K gif. Linux penguin
Some piccies:
View a gratuitous 16K gif of an almost naked chick,
or a 2K jpeg of a totally naked chick,
or a 25K gif drawing by (of?) my brother Brian,
or a 96K gif of The Beavis and Butthead Experience CD cover,
or a 186K gif of Calvin & Hobbes,
or a 3K gif of a square tiled with squares, coloured with four colors!

Some quotes.

Once upon a time I had a car (and a lot of hair).

Care for a pint?

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Please note: These pages are no longer maintained (since circa December 2000).