Peter G. Neumann
|Peter G. Neumann|
|Born||1932 (age 84–85)|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Thesis||Efficient Error-Limiting Codes (1961)|
|Doctoral advisor||Anthony Gervin Oettinger|
|Known for||RISKS Digest
Multics operating system
Peter Gabriel Neumann (born 1932) is a computer-science researcher who has worked on the Multics operating system in the 1960s. He edits the RISKS Digest columns for ACM Software Engineering Notes and Communications of the ACM. He founded ACM SIGSOFT and is a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and AAAS.
Early life and education
Neumann studied at Harvard University (1950–1958), gaining a Ph.D. in 1961 after a Fulbright scholarship in Germany (1958–1960). While a student at Harvard, he had a two-hour breakfast with Albert Einstein on November 8, 1952. They discussed simplicity in design.
Before the RISKS mailing list, Neumann was best known for the Provably Secure Operating System (PSOS).
Memberships and awards
Neumann is the founding editor of ACM Software Engineering Notes (SEN), and is a fellow of the ACM.
- Peter G. Neumann at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- R. C. Daley and P. G. Neumann (1965). "A General-Purpose File System For Secondary Storage". 1965 Fall Joint Computer Conference. Archived from the original on 2012-11-10.
- Markoff, John (30 Oct 2012). "Killing the Computer to Save It". The New York Times. New York Times. p. D1.
- Association for Computing Machinery. "ACM: Fellows Award / Peter G Neumann". Association for Computing Machinery. Archived from the original on 4 Oct 2006.
- Home page
- Short biography
- RISKS Forum archive
- Peter G. Neumann oral history, Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota
- John Markoff (2012-10-30). "Killing the Computer to Save It (profile of Neumann)". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2012-11-10.
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