Michael Leonidas Dertouzos

IRL Name: 
Michael Leonidas Dertouzos

Mr. Dertouzos, a faculty member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1964, became the director of the institute's Laboratory for Computer Sciences in 1974. Under his leadership, the laboratory developed many of the technologies that underlie today's computers, including one of the best-known methods for scrambling data, the RSA encryption system, and innovations that helped bring the World Wide Web into popular use.


Passed away in 2001.