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Professors Martin Hellman and William J. Perry, 2012 Stanford Engineering Heroes
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December 4, 2012 - CISAC In the News

Two CISAC scholars named Stanford Engineering Heroes

CISAC's Martin Hellman and William J. Perry have been named 2012 Stanford Engineering Heroes, an honor given to those who have had a profound effect on human, social and economic progress through engineering.

Hellman is the co-inventor, with CISAC Affiliate Whitfield Diffie and Ralph Merkle, of public key cryptography, which paved the way for secure e-commerce and information sharing online. Perry, former U.S. secretary of defense and CISAC co-director, was honored for his lifelong work in arms control and international security.

Fellow 2012 Engineering Heroes are John A. Blume, the father of earthquake engineering, James H. Clark, who founded several groundbreaking Silicon Valley companies, David Filo and Jerry Yang, the founders of Yahoo!, and John McCarthy, a pioneer in artificial intelligence. Read the School of Engineering story here.

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