Susan Landau (born June 3, 1954, New York) is an American mathematician and engineer, and Professor of Social Science and Policy Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She previously worked as a Senior Staff Privacy Analyst at Google. She was a Guggenheim Fellow and a Visiting Scholar at the Computer Science Department, Harvard University in 2012.
In 2010–2011, she was a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, where she investigated issues involving security of government systems, and their privacy and policy implications.
In 1972, her project on odd perfect numbers won a finalist position in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search. Outside of her technical work, she is interested in the issues of women in science, maintaining the ResearcHers Email list, a "forum for women computer science researchers", and an online bibliography of women's writing in computer science. She was awarded the 2008 Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Award for Social Impact. In 2011 she was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
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- S. Landau, "Simplification of Nested Radicals", SIAM Journal of Computation, volume 21 (1992), pages 85–110.
- "Susan Landau: Toward Perfect Internet Security". Scientific American. September 2, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
- "ResearcHers Email List". Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. 2006. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
- "The Book List: Computer Science Books by Women Computer Scientists". Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
- "Women of Vision awards presented at Anita Borg Institute banquet". Diversity/Careers. Diversity/Careers. August–September 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
- "ACM: Fellows Award / Susan Landau". Fellows.acm.org. Retrieved 2013-01-01.
- Susan Landau, "How to Tangle with a Nested Radical", Mathematical Intelligencer, volume 16, number 2 (Spring 1994), pages 49–55.
- Susan Landau, in "In Her Own Words: Six Mathematicians Comment on Their Lives and Careers" Notices of the American Mathematical Society 38:7:702–706 (Sept. 1991) full text at the Association for Women in Mathematics (written in 1988)
- Susan Landau – Susan Landau's webpage, with pointers to most of her publications
- Internet Eavesdropping: A Brave New World of Wiretapping – Article by Landau