Dorothy E. Denning is the Patricia and Patrick Callahan Family Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University and Director of the Georgetown Institute for Information Assurance. Her current work encompasses the areas of cyber crime and cyber terrorism, information warfare and security, and cryptography. She has published 120 articles and four books, her most recent being Information Warfare and Security. She has testified before the U.S. Congress on encryption policy and cyber terrorism, and has served in leadership and advisory positions with government agencies and private sector organizations.
Dr. Denning is an ACM Fellow and recipient of the Augusta Ada Lovelace Award, the National Computer Systems Security Award, the TechnoSecurity Professional of the Year Award, and the Distinguished Lecture in Computer Security Award. In November 2001, she was named a Time magazine innovator. She received the B.A. and M.A. degrees in mathematics from the University of Michigan and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Purdue University. She has previously worked at Digital Equipment Corporation, SRI International, and Purdue University.