Galina Kofman
Nationality United States of America
Known forIBM Kerberos, IBM FTP and NTP, Executive
Awardstwo IBM CEO Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards, 1990 and 1992

Galina Kofman is a computer scientist and business executive. She was the author of the Kerberos protocol for various IBM systems.[1] Kofman also authored FTP for IBM VM/CMS and OS/2. She received two IBM CEO Outstanding Technical Achievements awards and holds a patent on grid applications.[2] Kofman is an executive at Recyclebank, a green company that rewards people for recycling.

Career at IBM Research

While a researcher at Thomas Watson Research Center, Galina Kofman worked in the group of Barry Appelman, a significant Internet notable and the inventor of instant messaging. Kofman was active in Internet protocols development and specifically in TCP/IP since 1983 with her first project of RLSS, a remote login system that was a predecessor of Telnet at IBM. Appelman's group as a whole proved critical in IBM's early embrace of the Internet despite having a competing family of protocols, Systems Network Architecture. Kofman authored Kerberos for OS/2, VM/CMS and AIX. She also authored FTP client and server for VM/CMS and OS/2. Kofman also authored Network Time Protocol for various IBM operating systems.[3][4] Kofman also was active in algorithms related to processing unstructured text.[5] Kofman was the program manager and the main developer of IBM Magic system in 2006[6] According to Recyclebank press release, Galina Kofman received 2 IBM CEO Outstanding achievement awards, one in 1990 and another in 1992.

Career after IBM

Galina Kofman is currently an executive at Recyclebank, a green company.[7]