Speaker Profile

Rich Demillo

Georgia Institute of Technology

Richard DeMillo is the Charlotte B. and Roger C. Warren Professor of Computing at Georgia Tech. He founded and directs the Center for 21st Century Universities, Georgia Tech’s living laboratory for fundamental change in higher education. His 2015 book Revolution in Higher Education, published by MIT Press, won the Best Education Book award from the American Association of Publishers and helped spark a national conversation about online education. Previous positions include: Chief Technology Officer for Hewlett-Packard; Director of the Computer Research Division for the National Science Foundation; Director of the Software Test and Evaluation Project for the Office of the Secretary of Defense; and faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin; Purdue University; and the University of Padua, Italy. His research includes numerous articles, books and patents in software engineering, cryptography, and cyber security. He holds what is believed to be the only patent on breaking public key cryptosystems. He has served as a foreign election observer for the Carter Center; and on boards of public and private cybersecurity and privacy companies, including RSA Security and SecureWorks. He is a fellow of both the Association for Computing Machinery and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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