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Leonard Adleman

Henry Salvatori Distinguished Chair in Computer Science and Professor of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Biological Sciences

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-6490
Office: ACB 529



Ph.D. Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1/1976
B.S. Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley, 1/1968

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Henry Salvatori Professor, University of Southern California, 01/01/1985-  
Professor, University of Southern California, 01/01/1983-01/01/1985  
Associate Professor, University of Southern California, 01/01/1980-01/01/1983  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Adleman's research interests include algorithms, computational complexity, computer viruses, cryptography, DNA computing, immunology, molecular biology, number theory and quantum computing.

Honors and Awards

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow, 2006-  
National Academy of Sciences, 2006-  
Recipient of National or International Prize in Discipline, A.M. Turing Award in Computer Science, 2003  
IEEE Kobayashi Award for Computers and Communications (Joint with Rivest and Shamir), 2000  
RSA Chair created at MIT in honor of inventors of RSA Cryptosystem. (First holder: Professor Shafi Goildwasser - Dept. of Computer Science, MIT), 1997  
USC Associates Award For Creativity In Research And Scholarship, 1996  
ACM Paris Kanallakis Award for Theory and Practice. For work on Public-Key-Cryptography (joint with Diffie, Hellman, Merkle, Rivest and Shamir)., 1996  
Elected to the National Academy of Engineering, 1996  
Alexander von Humbolt Fellowship Recipient, Distinguished Alumnus Award, Department of Computer Science and Engineering,¬†University of California, Berkeley, 1995  
Senior Research Award, University of Southern California, School of Engineering, 1991  
Best paper award of the IEEE Group on Information Theory, 1978  
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