Radia Perlman is a Fellow at EMC. She has made many contributions to the fields of network routing and security protocols including robust and scalable network routing, spanning tree bridging, storage systems with assured delete, and distributed computation resilient to malicious participants. She wrote the textbook Interconnections, and cowrote the textbook Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World. She holds over 100 issued patents. She has received numerous awards, including induction into the Inventor Hall of Fame, induction into the Internet Hall of fame, election to National Academy of Engineering, and lifetime achievement awards from ACM's SIGCOMM and from USENIX. She has a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT.