Tom Van Vleck
is an American computer software engineer.
Life and work
He graduated from MIT
in 1965 with a BS in Mathematics.
He worked on CTSS at MIT, and co-authored its first email program.
[ A History of Electronic Mail, by Tom Van Vleck]
In 1965, he joined Project Mac
, which is the origin of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
[ A Marriage of Convenience: THE FOUNDING OF THE MIT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LABORATORY, Chiou, Stefanie; et al. (2001)]
He worked for development of Multics
for more than 16 years at MIT
[ Multicians.org and the History of Operating Systems; Haigh, Thomas; Iterations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Software History 1 (September 13, 2002); pp. 1-9]
Since 2007, most of the Multics source code
and documentation is provided as free software
by IS&T at MIT.
[ Multics Internet Server, Information Services and Technology for MIT] [ Multics, Information Services and Technology for MIT]
He is also known as a computer security expert.
[ Tom Van Vleck oral history interview, Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota.]
Operational changes for MR 4.0, T. H. Van Vleck, MULTICS OPERATING STAFF NOTE MOSN-A001, Honeywell, April 23, 1976
ftp://ftp.stratus.com/pub/vos/multics/tvv/mspp.html, Van Vleck, T. H. and Clingen, C. T.; Invited Paper, ICSE 1978, pp. 278–280
''Getting the picture; it can be done, IEEE Computer, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 112, May 1994
SPMA - Java Binary Enhancement Tool, DARPA Information Survivability Conference and Exposition - Volume II, pp. 152, April 2003; ( DOI)
Self-Protecting Mobile Agents Obfuscation Report, L. D'Anna, B. Matt, A. Reisse, T. Van Vleck, S. Schwab, and P. LeBlanc, Report #03-015, Network Associates Laboratories, June 2003.
Anti-Phishing: Best Practices for Institutions and Consumers; Tally, Gregg; Thomas, Roshan; Van Vleck, Tom; McAfee Research, Technical Report # 04-004