Manuel Blum

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Manuel BlumName: Manuel Blum

Born: April 26, 1938, in Caracas, Venezuela

Computer-related contributions

  • Computer scientist known for his contributions to the foundations of computational complexity theory and its application to cryptography and program checking.
  • In the 60s he developed an axiomatic complexity theory which was independent of concrete machine models.
  • His recent work has been on the focus of CAPTCHAs.

Honors and awards

  • Elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences (2002).
  • Received the Turing Award (1995).