Leonard M. Adleman

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Leonard M. Adleman

1947-

American mathematician and computer scientist known for his work in computational complexity, number theory, molecular biology, immunology, and computer viruses. While at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology he helped invent the RSA Public-key Cryptosystem. He received his BA in mathematics (1968) and his Ph.D. in computer science (1976) from the University of California at Berkeley. He later became Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California.

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