People of ACM - Bulletin Archive

"People of ACM" highlights the unique scientific accomplishments and compelling personal attributes of ACM members who are making a difference in advancing computing as a science and a profession. These bulletins feature ACM members whose personal and professional stories are a source of inspiration for the larger computing community.


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Andrew Odlyzko is a mathematician and professor at the University of Minnesota (UMN), where he has also served as the head of UMN's Digital Technology Center and Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. He has authored more than 150 technical papers in computational complexity, cryptography, combinatorics, probability and related fields. He is perhaps best known for his work on the Riemann zeta function, which has fostered many improved algorithms. Recently he has done work in areas including communication networks, ecommerce and financial manias and panics. He is an Associate Editor of the online ACM magazine Ubiquity.

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