Dr. John Launchbury
John Launchbury is the Chief Scientist at Galois, collaborating with government and industry leaders to fundamentally improve the security of software and cyber-physical systems though applied formal mathematical techniques.
Prior to rejoining Galois in 2017, John was the Director of the Information Innovation Office (I2O) at DARPA, where he led nation-scale investments in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.
Before founding Galois in 1999, Dr. Launchbury was a full professor in Computer Science, and he is internationally recognized for his work on the analysis and semantics of functional programming languages.
John received First Class Honors in Mathematics from Oxford University in 1985. He holds a Ph.D. in Computing Science from University of Glasgow and won the British Computer Society’s distinguished dissertation prize. In 2010, John was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).