systems, particularly for identity management and privacy
protection. Algorithms and applications for
software watermarking and
obfuscation. My inactive/former areas of interest
include software performance engineering
and R&D policy.
Teaching (S2 2019)
Security. Lectures (as at 15 Jul 2019, subject to change): Mo
12-1 OGGB 040B, Tu 11-12 Architecture-West 201, Th 3-4 Arts 1 rm 201.
Tutorial sessions are held during weeks 4-11: Th 11-12 OGGB 307, Fr 11-12
- My office hours during S2 2019 are by appointment only.
Urgent queries should be directed to the departmental front office
303S.384, phone (09) 3737 599 x85857.
Recent Publications and Lectures
Hackers and the Trade War, interview
Williams Drive, Newstalk
ZB, 21 December 2018 from 15.05pm to 15.13pm.
by Clark Thomborson and Marc
Security and Privacy
Conference on Information Security and Privacy, ACISP 2017, Auckland
NZ), LNCS 10343, Springer,
- Five Decades of
Software Obfuscation: A Retrospective, keynote address at
Conference on Applications and Techniques in Information Security
(ATIS 2017), Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand / 6-7 July
Seberry Invited Lecture at
the 22nd Australasian
Conference on Information Security and Privacy (ACISP), Auckland,
New Zealand, 3-5 July 2017.
Patterns, by Clark
14th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security, and Trust
(PST 2016, Auckland, 12-14
December 2016), pp. 656-663, 2017. A preliminary version of this
article is available
as arXiv:1612.01553, 5
list of publications.
Google Scholar listing.
- 1975 B.S. (honors) Chemistry, Stanford University
- 1975 M.S., Computer Science / Computer Engineering, Stanford University
- 1980 Ph.D., Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University
- 1979-86 Assistant Professor of EECS at UC Berkeley
- 1983 married Barbara Borske
- 1983 Barbara and I transformed our surnames by "gene-swapping":
Thompson+Borske = Thomborson (but not Thomborsonske, nor Borthomp).
- 1986-94 Professor of CS at U Minnesota-Duluth
- 1992-3 Visiting Professor of EECS at MIT
- 1995 Principal Programmer, LaserMaster Corp of Minnesota
- 1996 emigrated to New Zealand
School of Computer Science
University of Auckland
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