[web-team] Re: Marty Hellman speaking at SVLUG, 6 June 2001

compunuts at telocity.com compunuts at telocity.com
Wed Mar 7 17:25:31 PST 2001


Thanks for the info. As far as I can get from the mailing list, here is the break down. Could you also please confirm with a little brief info of speaker(s) bio, a brief info on the subject and the web link? Thanks.

4 April 4 : Subversion ( http://subversion.tigris.org )

2 May: Dave Taylor, about Mobile Linux and other fun stuff
6 June: Still uncertain
4 July: No meeting (Independent day)

7 November: Martin Hellman (The Evolution of Public Key Cryptography)
  (The BIO will also be on the page prior to that month)

Who will be filling in for the open slots from the list below?

Bruce Schneier, Counterpane, schneier at counterpane.com
* San Mehat, VA Linux (VACM), nettwerk at valinux.com
* Jason Collins, VA Linux (Cerberus), jcollins at valinux.com
* Asa [last name? or is this an alias?], Mozilla Commmunity
  Development Liason, asa at mozilla.org



On Wed, 07 March 2001, Tom Geller wrote:

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> <div>Hey, Webfolx. This is all the way in November, but it might be
> good to add the info to the site now -- it seems pretty well
> confirmed. Your decision.</div>
> <div><br></div>
> <div>Best,</div>
> <div><br></div>
> <div>--Tom Geller, SVLUG Speaker Coordinator</div>
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> <div>X-Sender: hellman at hellman.pobox.stanford.edu (Unverified)<br>
> Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 21:43:10 -0800<br>
> To: Tom Geller &lt;tom at tgeller.com&gt;<br>
> From: Martin Hellman &lt;hellman at stanford.edu&gt;<br>
> Subject: Re: Marty Hellman speaking at SVLUG, 6 June 2001<br>
> Cc: officers at svlug.org<br>
> Status:&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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> <div>Tom,<br>
> <br>
> As it turns out, I will be out of town on June 6, so we'll have to
> move it to later. If it's not too late, I would prefer waiting til
> Wed, Nov 7. I am a glider pilot and the extended summer is &quot;the
> season&quot;. While I haven't yet planned the trips I plan to make and
> clearly won't be gone all those Wednesdays, if waiting til Nov is not
> a problem, that would help.<br>
> <br>
> Here is the title and abstract:<br>
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> <div align="center"><font face="Times New Roman" size="+1">The
> Evolution of Public Key Cryptography<br>
> Martin E. Hellman<br>
> Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering<br>
> Stanford University</font><br>
> <font face="Times New Roman" size="+1"></font></div>
> <div><font face="Times New Roman" size="+1">In our 1976 paper,
> &quot;New Directions in Cryptography,&quot; that introduced public key
> cryptography Whit Diffie and I wrote: ìWe stand today on the brink
> of a revolution in cryptography.î As with most revolutions, there
> was also an evolutionary process that culminated in the revolution.
> That evolutionary process is easier to see in hindsight, and will be
> the subject of this talk. The talk also gives credit to some of the
> individuals whose work is often overlooked, but whose contributions
> were clearer to those of us working in the early days of the
> field.<br>
> <br>
> </font>Biography (OK to shorten further if needed):<br>
> <br>
> <font face="Times New Roman"><x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp; </x-tab><b>Martin E.
> Hellman</b> was a researcher at IBM's Watson Research Center from
> 1968-69 and an Assistant Professor at MIT from 1969-71. He returned to
> Stanford in 1971, where he served on the regular faculty until
> becoming Professor Emeritus in 1996.<br>
> <br>
> <x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </x-tab>Prof. Hellman is best
> known for his invention, with Diffie and Merkle, of public key
> cryptography. Prof. Hellman has also been a long-time contributor to
> the computer privacy debate, starting with DES' key size in 1975 and
> culminating with service (1994-96) on the National Research
> Councilís Committee to Study National Cryptographic Policy, many of
> whose recommendations have since been implemented.<br>
> <br>
> <x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </x-tab>Prof. Hellman also
> has a deep interest in the ethics of technological development. With
> Prof. Anatoly Gromyko of Moscow, he co-edited<i> Breakthrough:
> Emerging New Thinking</i>, a book published simultaneously in Russian
> and English in 1988 during the rapid change in Soviet-American
> relations. He also worked to develop an environment within the
> university within which students of diverse backgrounds can function
> to the best of their ability.&nbsp; His work in this last area has
> been recognized by four teaching awards, including three from minority
> student organizations.<br>
> <br>
> &nbsp;<x-tab>&nbsp;&nbsp; </x-tab>Prof. Hellman has been involved with
> a number of high-tech startups over the last twenty-five years,
> serving as a founder, advisor, and investor. In his spare time, he
> enjoys people, soaring, and hiking. He and his wife of 33 years,
> Dorothie, reside on the Stanford campus.<br>
> <br>
> <br>
> </font>At 04:47 PM 2/21/01 -0800, Tom Geller wrote:<br>
> </div>
> <blockquote type="cite" cite>Marty (with SVLUG Officers cc:d),<br>
> <br>
> It was good to talk with you a minute ago. As we discussed, I'm
> seeking confirmation that you'll be available to speak at the monthly
> meeting of the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group
> &lt;http://www.svlug.org&gt;. The first date open is Wednesday, 6
> June, at 7pm: Does that work for you?<br>
> <br>
> If not, other available dates are:<br>
> <br>
> 1 August<br>
> 5 September<br>
> ...and so forth. (The group meets the first Wednesday of each month,
> but we're taking off 4 July.)<br>
> </blockquote>
> <div><br>
> <br>
> </div>
> <div>This message was sent by:</div>
> <div>Martin E. Hellman</div>
> <div>hellman at stanford.edu</div>
> <div><br></div>
> <div>---end---</div>
> <div>-- <br>
> <br>
> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tom Geller&nbsp; *&nbsp;
> San Francisco * tgeller.com<br>
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