William F. Friedman
#4942 Overall Influence

William F. Friedman

American cryptologist

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William Frederick Friedman was a US Army cryptographer who ran the research division of the Army's Signal Intelligence Service in the 1930s, and parts of its follow-on services into the 1950s. In 1940, subordinates of his led by Frank Rowlett broke Japan's PURPLE cipher, thus disclosing Japanese diplomatic secrets before America's entrance into World War II.

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Cornell University
Cornell University

Private university in Ithaca

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Michigan State University
Michigan State University

Public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, United States

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#2577 World Rank #1190 USA Rank
Computer Science
#2805 World Rank #743 USA Rank
Mathematics