Ralph Merkle Named Director of Georgia Tech Information Security Center

July 20, 2003 | Source: KurzweilAI

The Georgia Institute of Technology announced today that it has named Ralph Merkle, a co-inventor of public-key cryptography, which allows secure transactions over the Internet, as director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) and as Professor of Computing.

Merkle is known for his seminal contributions to information security and nanotechnology.

He was formerly principal fellow at Zyvex and before that, a research scientist at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). He was co-recipient of the 1998 Feynman Prize for Nanotechnology for Theory.

Georgia Tech press release