John E. Savage

An Wang Professor of Computer Science at Brown University

He is the An Wang Professor of Computer Science at Brown University. He joined Bell Laboratories in 1965 after earning his PhD in Electrical Engineering at MIT. He moved to Brown University in 1967 where in 1979 he co-founded the Department of Computer Science at Brown, serving as its second chair from 1985 to 1991. He has served Brown in many capacities including as Chair of the Faculty Executive Committee and Chair of the 2002-2003 Task Force on Faculty Governance. He was a member of the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for EECS from 1991-2002. In 2011 he gave Congressional testimony on cyber security before the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism of the United States Senate.

He has done research on coding and communication theory, theoretical computer science, VLSI theory, silicon compilation, scientific computing, computational nanotechnology, the performance of multicore chips, reliable computing with unreliable elements, blockchain governance, and cyber security policy.

He is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow of AAAS and ACM, and a Life Fellow of IEEE. He served as Jefferson Science Fellow in the U.S. Department of State in 2009-2010. He is a Professorial Fellow at the EastWest Institute, a member of the Board of the Michael Dukakis Institute, and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Verified Voting Foundation. He served as a member of the Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission and participated in the 2016 Munich Security Conference as a member of the McCain-Whitehouse U.S. Congressional Delegation.