Michael Schroeder biography

Michael Schroeder

Computer Scientist

1945 –


Who is Michael Schroeder?

Michael Schroeder is a computer scientist perhaps best known as the co-inventor of the Needham–Schroeder protocol. He is the assistant managing director of Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, where he has been since its inception in 2001 when he moved from DEC SRC. His areas of research include computer security, distributed systems and operating systems. When he was a professor at MIT he was involved in the Multics project. Some other systems he has built are Grapevine, the filesystem of Cedar, Topaz, Autonet and Pachyderm.

In 2004 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.

In 2006 ACM SIGSAC presented him with the Outstanding Innovations Award "for technical contributions to the field of computer and communication security that have had lasting impact in furthering or understanding the theory and/or development of commercial systems."

In 2007 NIST/NSA gave him the National Computer Systems Security Award. In 2008 ACM SIGOPS chose the paper Grapevine: An Exercise in Distributed Computing, which he coauthored, for a Hall of Fame Award "that recognizes the most influential operating systems papers in the peer-reviewed literature at least ten year old."


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