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Len Adleman - (Adleman, Leonard M)

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Best known for being one of the inventors of the RSA algorithm with Ron Rivest and Adi Shamir


Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len_Adleman

Turing Award Winner, 2002: http://amturing.acm.org/award_winners/adleman_7308544.cfm


Inducted into the (US) National Cyber Security Hall of Fame 2012 http://www.cybersecurityhalloffame.com/

From the Cyber Security Hall of Fame page:

Theoretical computer scientist and Prof. of CS and Mol.Biol. at the USC.

"He is known for being a co-inventor of the RSA (Rivest-Shamir-Adleman) cryptosystem in 1977, and of DNA computing. RSA is in widespread use in security applications, including https. 

"For his contribution to the invention of the RSA cryptosystem, Adleman, along with Ron Rivest and Adi Shamir, has been a recipient of the 1996 Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award and the 2002 ACM Turing Award, often called the Nobel Prize of Computer Science. He is one of the original discoverers of the Adleman-Pomerance-Rumely primality test. Fred Cohen, in his 1984 paper, Experiments with Computer Viruses has credited Adleman with coining the term "virus"."

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