The Presidents

Written by: Stephen Hsu

Primary Source: Information Processing

President Obama toured the Michigan Biotechnology Institute today before signing the Farm Bill on the MSU campus. I’ll post a photo of us together when I get it from the White House photographer.

I had a brief chat with the soldier carrying the football, and discussed Crossfit with the secret service guys. Favorite film: To Live and Die in LA :-)

MSU President Simon: Steve’s a physicist who also knows genomics. He’s doing great things here.

President Obama: He looks like someone who can do great things!

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Stephen Hsu
Stephen Hsu is vice president for Research and Graduate Studies at Michigan State University. He also serves as scientific adviser to BGI (formerly Beijing Genomics Institute) and as a member of its Cognitive Genomics Lab. Hsu’s primary work has been in applications of quantum field theory, particularly to problems in quantum chromodynamics, dark energy, black holes, entropy bounds, and particle physics beyond the standard model. He has also made contributions to genomics and bioinformatics, the theory of modern finance, and in encryption and information security. Founder of two Silicon Valley companies—SafeWeb, a pioneer in SSL VPN (Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Networks) appliances, which was acquired by Symantec in 2003, and Robot Genius Inc., which developed anti-malware technologies—Hsu has given invited research seminars and colloquia at leading research universities and laboratories around the world.
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