Ronald L. Rivest

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  • 2010-2011
Ronald L. Rivest
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Huntington Hall, MIT Room 10-250
The Growth of Cryptography

Ronald L. Rivest, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science who helped develop one of the world’s most widely used Internet security systems, was MIT’s James R. Killian, Jr. Faculty Achievement Award winner for 2010–2011. Rivest, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is known for his pioneering work in the field of cryptography, computer, and network security. Lecture coverage at MIT News.

Read the 2010 citation from the Killian Award Selection Committee