Historical note: Gilbert Sandford Vernam was an American cryptographer. In 1917, while working for ATT, he invented what is now known as the one-time pad, still the only provably secure cipher-apart from quantum cryptography schemes. Vernam got his idea from the French telegrapher Emile Baudot. This was then improved and extended by Major Joseph Mauborgne.
The VERNAM project is a common research effort between LSV/CNRS UMR 8643 & ENS Cachan, the Université de Provence, and the people around Michael Rusinowitch (now head of the CASSIS group) in Nancy.
Duration is 3 years. This started in fall 2000.
This Web page is only intended to give information on the various contributions of the LSV to the project.