Computer Systems Laboratory Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, November 19, 2003
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B03

Improving the Security Structure through Code Identity

John Manferdelli
Microsoft Corporation
About the talk:

What are the current insecurities in current operating systems and what repairs are being made to make the systems secure.

About the speaker:

[Portrait] As general manager of the Windows Trusted Platform Infrastructures (WTPI) group at Microsoft Corp., John Manferdelli is responsible for providing the strategic direction for the development and integration of security technologies in the Microsoft® Windows® operating system. His leadership and experience in the areas of cryptography, emerging technologies, PC architecture and digital rights management are the cornerstone for the development of innovative enterprise technologies that enable enterprises to carry out trustworthy operations and protect their information and resources, whether used locally or remotely.

Manferdelli has worked in several roles at Microsoft, serving as a senior researcher, software architect, product unit manager and general manager. Projects and products to which he has contributed include the development of the Next-Generation Secure Computing Base technologies and the rights management capabilities currently integrated into Windows, for which he was the original architect. He also has worked in Microsoft Research and in the SQL Server group. Manferdelli joined Microsoft in February 1995 when it acquired his company, Natural Language Inc. His first challenge was to integrate Natural Language's software and systems with those of Microsoft.

At Natural Language, Manferdelli was the founder and, at various times, vice president of R&D and CEO. Other positions he has held include staff engineer at TRW Inc., computer scientist and mathematician at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and principal investigator at Bell Labs. He also was an adjunct associate professor at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Manferdelli has a bachelor's degree in physics from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the Mathematical Association of America, and often serves as a reviewer for submissions to professional conferences and journals in his field. He enjoys traveling, coaching his daughter's math team, and working on computer science, math and cryptography in his leisure time.

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