Twice annually, the Institute for Information Security & Privacy presents the Distinguished Lecture – an invited talk by a preeminent researcher or public figure who has demonstrated transformational progress of the cybersecurity field.
Capital One Fall '16 Distinguished Lecture
Held Sept. 26, 2016
Butler Lampson, technical fellow, Microsoft Corporation
and adjunct professor of computer science and electrical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
About | Butler Lampson is a renowned computer scientist and the 1992 Turing Award winner for pioneering contributions that laid much of the foundation for today’s local area networks, client-server systems, laser printers, and WYSIWYG editors, such as Microsoft Word. He is a Technical Fellow at Microsoft Corporation and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at MIT, actively working on security, privacy, and fault-tolerance, and kibitzing in systems, networking, and other areas.
Lampson was part of the faculty at University of California Berkeley, at the Computer Science Laboratory at Xerox PARC, and subsequently at Digital’s Systems Research Center before joining Microsoft. He has worked on computer architecture, local area networks, raster printers, page description languages, operating systems, remote procedure call, programming languages and their semantics, programming in the large, fault-tolerant computing, transaction processing, computer security, editors, and tablet computers. He was one of the designers of the SDS 940 time-sharing system, the Alto personal distributed computing system, the Xerox 9700 laser printer, two-phase commit protocols, the Autonet LAN, the SDSI/SPKI system for network security, the Microsoft Tablet PC software, the Microsoft Palladium high-assurance stack, and several programming languages.