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An American computer software engineer who, while at MIT, worked on the Compatible Time-Sharing System, (CTSS), which was one of the first time-sharing operating systems, and co-authored its first email program. In 1965, he joined Project Mac, which is the origin of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He worked for development of Multics for more than 16 years at MIT and Honeywell Information Systems. Since 2007, most of Multics source codes and documentations are provided as free software by IS&T at MIT, for which project he contributed significantly. He is also known as a computer security expert, and authored and co-authored several documents, among which are: “Operational changes for MR 4.0”, T. H. Van Vleck, MULTICS OPERATING STAFF NOTE MOSN-A001, Honeywell, April 23, 1976; “The Multics System Programming Process”, 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; and, “Anti-Phishing: Best Practices for Institutions and Consumers”; Tally, Gregg; Thomas, Roshan; Van Vleck, Tom; McAfee Research, Technical Report # 04-004.
Noted For:Worked on the Compatible Time-Sharing System, (CTSS), which was one of the first time-sharing operating systems, and co-authored its first email program
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