Founding Scientist, RSA Laboratories
Director, EMC Innovation Network
Dr. Burt Kaliski is the Director of the EMC Innovation Network.
Dr. Kaliski joined EMC Corporation in 2006 as a result of its acquisition of RSA Security, where he was chief scientist and vice president of research, leading RSA Laboratories.† Following the merger, he took on responsibility for developing a corporate research program for EMC.† In this role, Dr. Kaliski reports directly to Jeffrey Nick, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at EMC.
A global, online†collaboration among EMCís core research groups, advanced technology teams, and university partners, the new research program, named EMC Innovation Network, has expanded since its launch in May 2007, to include, in addition to RSA Laboratories,†a newly formed†research team in Beijing, China.
Dr. Kaliski's path to EMC began at the RSA startup that came out of MIT in the 1980s, where he was the company's first full-time scientist and in 1991 helped launch RSA Laboratories.
During RSA Laboratories' early days, Dr. Kaliski coordinated the development of the now widely adopted Public-Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS). †He later served as chair of the IEEE P1363 working group, which developed a standard, IEEE Std 1363-2000, covering the three main families of public-key cryptography. †He was also the general chair of CRYPTO '91 and the program chair of CRYPTO '97 and CHES 2002, and a member of the advisory board for the Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security.††
More recently, Dr. Kaliski has become a guest professor and member of the international advisory board of Peking University's School of Software and Microelectronics.†He is also a member of the RSA Conference advisory board and a trustee emeritus of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, and was one of 11 recipients of the organizationís New England Business and Technology Award in 2003.
Dr. Kaliski received his bachelor's, masterís and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from MIT, where his research focused on cryptography.†Prior to joining RSA, he was a visiting assistant professor of computer engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. †He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society.