Google honors Michael Dertouzos’ 82nd Birthday with dedicated doodle

Google today dedicates Doodle for the famous Greek professor in the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Michael Dertouzos has predicted the change in the modern world and he believed that computer will help mankind in all perspective and will be a part of humans day to day life.

Michael Dertouzos was born on November 5, 1936, in Athens, Greece. Dertouzos was the son of a concert pianist and an admiral in the Greek navy.  Graduated from Athens College, he attended the University of Arkansas on a Fulbright Scholarship and earned a Ph.D. from MIT, joining the faculty in 1968. He researched in computer science and focused on great ideas like secure data sharing, RSA Encryption, Arpanet, Distributed systems of multi-functionalities.

Dertouzos believed that computer will always be a safe medium to share human workspace. He worked to make LCS the North American home of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an alliance of companies promoting the Web’s evolution and interconnectivity. Later he sparked LCS to the 1999 Oxygen project in partnership with MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Lab.

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