Killian award lecture today
February 8, 2011
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, will deliver the 39th annual James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award Lecture from 4-5:30 p.m. today in Room 10-250.
Established in 1971 as a tribute to MIT's 10th president, the Killian Award recognizes extraordinary professional accomplishment by an MIT faculty member. Rivest was named this year's award winner last May. His talk is titled, "The Growth of Cryptography."
Rivest, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor in MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), is known for his pioneering work in the field of cryptography, computer and network security. Learn more about Rivest's work