The 2017 NIST Transition to Stronger Cryptographic Algorithms (G11c) Allen Roginsky works as a Mathematician at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His present research interest is Cryptography and its applications. Prior to switching to Cryptography, he spent a number of years with IBM Corporation analyzing and improving computer networks’ performance. Allen received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989. He has more than 30 publications and over a dozen US patents.