Martín Abadi

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Martín Abadi
Born1963 (age 55–56)
Alma materStanford University, 1987
Scientific career
University of California, Santa Cruz
Doctoral advisorZohar Manna

Martín Abadi (born 1963)[1] is an Argentinian computer scientist, currently working at Google. He earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1987 as a student of Zohar Manna.

He is well known for his work on computer security and on programming languages, including his paper (with Michael Burrows and Roger Needham) on the Burrows-Abadi-Needham logic for analyzing authentication protocols, and his book (with Luca Cardelli) A Theory of Objects, laying out formal calculi for the semantics of object-oriented programming languages.

He is a 2008 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.[2] In 2011, he was a temporary professor at the Collège de France in Paris,[3] teaching computer security. He was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2018.[4]

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  • A Theory of Objects ISBN 0-387-94775-2


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  2. ^ "Martin Abadi". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  3. ^ Decree of the President of the French Republic, 7 september 2010, appointing Mr Martin Abadi, professor at the University of California, as full-time temporary professor for the 2010-2011 academic year
  4. ^ "National Academy of Engineering Elects 83 Members and 16 Foreign Members". NAE Website. Retrieved 9 February 2018.

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