Carlisle Adams

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Carlisle Adams is a cryptographer and security expert, best known for designing the CAST family of block ciphers.

He did his PhD at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario with Stafford Tavares as supervisor[1]. Later he held positions as senior cryptographer at Nortel Secure Networks and at Entrust after that company was spun out of Nortel.

Currently he is a professor at University of Ottawa. He has a home page there.


  1. C. M. Adams (1990), A Formal and Practical Design Procedure for Substitution-Permutation Network Cryptosystems, Department of Electrical Engineering, Queen's University