Currently alive, at 71 years of age.
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1945 – Born on the 31st of December in California.
1968 – He attended the University of California, Berkely, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in mathematics.
1976 – Received his Ph.D at the University of California, Berkeley.
1977 – He is known for being a co-inventor of the Rivest-Shamir-Adleman cryptosystem, and of DNA computing.
1992 – He was the mathematical consultant on the movie Sneakers.
1994 – His paper Molecular Computation of Solution To Combinatorial Problems described the experimental use
of DNA as a computational system.
– He solved a seven-node instance of the Hamiltonian Graph problem, an NP-complete.
2002 – He and his research group managed to solve a ‘nontrivial’ problem using DNA computation.
– He was a recipient along with Ron Rivest and Adi Shamir of the ACM Turing Award, often called the Nobel
Prize of Computer Science.