The Saul Gorn Memorial Lecture Series was established in honor of the late Professor Saul Gorn who played a key role in the establishment of the Computer Science Graduate Group in the Moore School, which later became the Department of Computer and Information Science.
The Department of Computer and Information Science and the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science
are proud to present distinguished lecturer.
John C. Mitchell
Mary and Gordon Crary Family Professor Professor of Computer Science and (by courtesy)
Date:Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Time: 3:00 - 4:15 pm
Wu & Chen Auditorium
101 Levine Hall
The World Wide Web is our most important distributed computer system. In the modern web, pages seen by viewers contain executable programs from many sources, loaded into the browser in increasingly complex ways. This complexity is an important part of the advertising infrastructure, for example, allowing advertising companies to pass information between them and effectively auction off a portion of the user’s screen to the advertiser most interested in reaching that individual. Maps, games, and other apps are also served through sites that do not know what they do or how they work.
John Mitchell is the Mary and Gordon Crary Family Professor in the Stanford School of Engineering, Professor of Computer Science, and Vice Provost for Online Learning. His research in computer security focuses on cloud security, mobile and web security, privacy, and network security. He has also worked on programming language analysis and design, formal methods, and applications of mathematical logic to computer science. Prof. Mitchell currently leads research projects funded by the US Air Force, the Office of Naval Research, private companies and foundations; he is the Stanford Principal Investigator of the multidisciplinary TRUST NSF Science and Technology Center and Chief Computer Scientist of the DHHS-funded SHARPS project on healthcare security and privacy. He is a consultant and advisor to companies and the author of over 150 research articles and two books.