Ralph Merkle, Transhumanist Technologist, to Keynote at 2015 Conference of the MTA
IMAGE: PHOTO OF RALPH MERKLE
Transhumanist technologist Ralph Merkle will be a keynote speaker at the 2015 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association on 3 April at the Salt Lake City Public Library.
Ralph is a computer scientist. He is one of the inventors of public key cryptography, the inventor of cryptographic hashing, and more recently a researcher and speaker on molecular nanotechnology and cryonics. Ralph was the manager of compiler development at Elxsi from 1980. In 1988, he became a research scientist at Xerox PARC. In 1999 he became a nanotechnology theorist for Zyvex. In 2003 he became a Distinguished Professor at Georgia Tech, where he led the Georgia Tech Information Security Center. In 2006 he returned to the Bay Area, where he has been a senior research fellow at IMM, a faculty member at Singularity University, and a board member of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. He was awarded the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal in 2010.
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