Leonard M. 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
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences


  • theoretical computer science
  • number theory
  • complexity theory
  • computational molecular biology
  • DNA computing
  • quantum computing
  • computer viruses
  • cryptography

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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