Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science

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The Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Albion College includes the disciplines of pure and applied mathematics, computer science, and statistics. The department offers majors and minors in Mathematics and Computer Science. See our links on the left for more details.

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For further information contact:
David Seely, Acting Chair
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Albion College
Albion, Michigan 49224-5013
mathcs@albion.edu
(517) 629-0361

Mathematics and Internet Security

Mathematics is helping to provide the tools required to ensure that the Internet is a secure framework through which to communicate in privacy and to carry our business and other financial transactions with security. Mathematics also plays a central role in the ongoing struggle to fight computer viruses. And initiatives both in the USA and abroad to introduce Internet voting systems in elections depend upon sophisticated mathematical ideas to ensure accuracy, fairness, secrecy, and freedom from vote tampering. When you use your home computer to log on to your bank account and pay a bill, to buy a book from Amazon, or to buy or sell something on eBay, you assume your personal details -- your social security number, your bank account access password, or your credit card number -- cannot be read by an unauthorized third party. What makes this possible is mathematics.

April is Mathematics Awareness Month. Each year the mathematics community celebrates the importance of mathematics in our lives. The theme for 2006 is "Mathematics and Internet Security".


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