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Leonard M. Adleman

Leonard M. Adleman, American computer scientist, educator. Recipient Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2000, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Turing award, 2003, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Paris Kanallakis award, 1996, Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and Distinguished Alumnus award, 1995.


  • Adleman, Leonard M. was born on December 31, 1945 in San Francisco, California, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University California, Berkeley, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, University California, 1976.


    • Instructor mathematics Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1976—1977, assistant professor mathematics, 1977—1979, associate professor mathematics, 1979—1980. Associate professor University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1980—1983, professor, 1983—1985, Henry Salvatori professor computer science, since 1985. Assistant professor mathematics Republic of South Africa Data Security, since 1983.


    Member National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences. Fellow American Academy Arts & Sciences.


    • Married Lori Bruce, 1983. 3 children.
    • spouse: Lori Bruce
    Leonard M. Adleman
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    Born December 31, 1945
    (age 71)
    • 1968
      University California
    • 1976
      University California
    • 1976 - 1977
      Instructor, mathematics Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1980 - 1983
      associate, professor University Southern California