Darrel received an M.Sc. in mathematics and computer science from Mankato State University in 1982, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1986. Since then he has been a professor of mathematics at Auburn University. Darrel is co-author of two undergraduate textbooks, "Introduction to Information Theory and Data Compression" and "Coding Theory and Cryptography".
Darrel's research interests include differential and difference equations, efficient field arithmetic, and cryptography. In his spare time he contributes to GNU awk, part of the GNU project.
Selected Publications and Presentations:
- Guide to Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Darrel Hankerson, Alfred Menezes and Scott Vanstone, Springer-Verlag New York, 2004.