Director, Digital Technology Center, Assistant Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota.
Odlyzko is Director of the interdisciplinary Digital Technology
Center, holds an ADC Professorship, and is an Assistant Vice President
for Research at the University of Minnesota. Prior to assuming
that position in 2001, he devoted 26 years to research and research
management at Bell Telephone Laboratories, AT&T Bell Labs, and
AT&T Labs, as that organization evolved and changed its name.
written over 150 technical papers in computational complexity,
cryptography, number theory, combinatorics, coding theory, analysis,
probability theory, and related fields, and has three patents. He
has an honorary doctorate from Univ. Marne la Vallee and serves on
editorial boards of over 20 technical journals, as well as on several
advisory and supervisory bodies.
managed projects in diverse areas, such as security,
formal verification methods, parallel and distributed
computation, and auction mtechnology. In recent years he has also
been working on electronic publishing, electronic commerce, and
economics of data networks, and is the author of such widely cited
papers as "Tragic loss or good riddance: The impending demise of
traditional scholarly journals," "The bumpy road of electronic
commerce," "Paris Metro Pricing for the Internet," "Content is not
king," and "The history of communications and its implications for the
Internet." He may be known best for an early debunking of the
myth of Internet traffic doubling every three or four months.
Odlyzko's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and all his recent
papers as well as further information can be found on his home page at