From Alan Jackman
This interview is with Karl Levitt, Professor of Computer Science Emeritus. He was appointed in 1986 and retired in 2018.
His primary research and teaching interests involve computer security, a pressing challenge as we increasingly depend on computers and computer networks which are being misused at an alarmingly growing rate threatening critical operations in addition to users' personal information. During his tenure at UC Davis, he spent four years at the National Science Foundation as the lead program director for the Foundation's computer security program where he also advised various U.S. Government agencies on technical and policy issues related to security.
He is interviewed by his longstanding colleague and friend, Matt Bishop, Professor of Computer Science.