Ronald L. Rivest

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

Ronald L. Rivest is an MIT Institute Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Professor Rivest He is a member of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), a member of the lab’s Theory of Computation Group and a founder of its Cryptography and Information Security Group. He is also a founder of RSA Data Security (now called RSA Security and a unit of Dell) and of Peppercoin. Professor Rivest has research interests in cryptography, computer and network security, electronic voting, and algorithms. He is an ACM Turing Award winner and a member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences.