Tom Van Vleck

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Tom Van Vleck is an American computer software engineer.

Life and work[edit]

He worked on CTSS at MIT, and co-authored its first email program.[1] In 1965, he joined Project Mac, which is the origin of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. [2] He worked for development of Multics for more than 16 years at MIT and Honeywell Information Systems. [2] Since 2007, most of the Multics source code and documentation is provided as free software by IS&T at MIT.[2][2]

He is also known as a computer security expert. [2]


  1. ^ A History of Electronic Mail, by Tom Van Vleck
  2. ^ a b c d e A Marriage of Convenience: THE FOUNDING OF THE MIT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LABORATORY, Chiou, Stefanie; et al. (2001)