Lok Yan is a Computer Engineer at the Air Force ResearchLaboratory, Information Directorate, in Rome, NY. He iscurrently the Lead for the Foundations of Trusted SystemsSub-Core-Technical-Competency (CTC) under the CyberScience and Technology CTC. He has a B.S. in ComputerEngineering and M.S. in Electrical Engineering fromPolytechnic University (now part of New York University)and a Ph.D. in Computer Information Science andEngineering from Syracuse University. e-mail: Lok.Yan@us.af.mil.
The success of modern computing can be largely attributed to abstractions. By abstracting away the intricate details of how lower level components work, users at higher levels of abstraction are able to focus their efforts on content creation instead. While… Read More