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Issue No. 05 - September-October (2003 vol. 1)
ISSN: 1540-7993
pp: 6-7

Peter G. Neumann is SRI Computer Science Lab's principal scientist. He previously worked at Bell Labs and was heavily involved in Multics development jointly with MIT and Honeywell. He moderates the ACM Risks Forum, edits Communication of the ACM's monthly Inside Risks column, chairs the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy, cochairs the ACM Advisory Committee on Security and Privacy, cofounded People For Internet Responsibility (PFIR), and cofounded the Union for Representative International Internet Cooperation and Analysis (URIICA). His book, Computer-Related Risks, is in its fifth printing. He has doctorates from Harvard and Darmstadt. He is a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is also an SRI Fellow. He is the 2002 recipient of the National Computer System Security Award. Contact him at

Charles C. Palmer manages the Security, Privacy, and Cryptography department at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center. His teams work in the areas of cryptography research, Internet security technologies, Java security, secure embedded systems, smart cards, secure signed documents, and the global security analysis lab, which he cofounded in 1995. He previously was an adjunct professor of computer science at Polytechnic University, New York. Although his primary focus is now security, Palmer remains active in the Genetic Algorithms community by participating in program committees for the various conferences since 1994. He has a PhD in computer science from Polytechnic University, an MS in computer science from Tulane University, and a BS in computer science from Oklahoma State University. He is a member of the ACM, the IEEE, and the IEEE Computer Society. Contact him at
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