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IE Radio/Radia Perlman, Software Engineer and Intel Fellow

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Radia Perlman is best known for inventing the spanning tree protocol in 1985 while working at Digital Equipment Corporation. She holds a Ph.D. from MIT in computer science and has authored two books on networking technology. She holds approximately 100 patents in encryption, decryption and routing. Perlman has been recognized with numerous industry awards including an honorary doctorate from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, the Usenix Association lifetime achievement award, Silicon Valley Inventor of the year in 2004 and the Women of Vision Award for Innovation in 2005. She is presently an Intel Fellow and director of network and security technology at Intel.

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