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Andrew M. Odlyzko


Referee for: F.2, G.2, G.3, G.4, K.1, K.4
Institution: University of Minnesota
Address: Digital Technology Center
University of Minnesota
499 Walter Library
117 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Home Page: http://www.dtc.umn.edu/~odlyzko/

Curriculum Vitae:

Andrew Odlyzko is Director of the interdisciplinary Digital Technology Center, holds an ADC Professorship, and is a Professor in the School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota. Prior to assuming that position in 2001, he devoted 26 years to research and research management at Bell Telephone Laboratories, AT&T Bell Labs, and AT&T Labs, as that organization evolved and changed its name.

He has written over 150 technical papers in computational complexity, cryptography, number theory, combinatorics, coding theory, analysis, probability theory, and related fields, and has three patents. He has an honorary doctorate from Univ. Marne la Vallee and serves on editorial boards of over 20 technical journals, as well as on several advisory and supervisory bodies.

He has managed projects in diverse areas, such as security, formal verification methods, parallel and distributed computation, and auction technology. In recent years he has also been working on electronic publishing, electronic commerce, and economics of data networks, and is the author of such widely cited papers as "Tragic loss or good riddance: The impending demise of traditional scholarly journals," "The bumpy road of electronic commerce," "Paris Metro Pricing for the Internet," "Content is not king," and "The history of communications and its implications for the Internet." He may be known best for an early debunking of the myth of Internet traffic doubling every three or four months.

Main Research Interests:

  • computational complexity
  • cryptography
  • number theory
  • combinatorics
  • coding theory
  • analysis
  • probability theory