Leonard Adleman

Expert in DNA computing and the protection of electronic data

Holder of the Henry Salvatori Distinguished Chair in Computer Science

Professor of Computer Science

USC Viterbi School of Engineering


  • Theoretical computer science
  • Number theory
  • Complexity theory
  • Computational molecular biology
  • DNA computing
  • Quantum computing
  • Computer viruses
  • Cryptography
  • General evolution

Additional Information

  • Affiliate, Center for Computational and Experimental Genomics
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • Recipient, Turing Prize (2003)


  • Leonard Adleman on Becoming a Mathematician

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