Dale Webster Lecture 2020: Michael Doyle, Chairman and CTO, Eolas Technologies Inc.


Michael Doyle, Chairman and CTO, Eolas Technologies Inc.


Michael Doyle is this year’s featured speaker of the Dale Webster Lecture Series. He will deliver From Biology to Blockchain: The Surprising Origins of Some of the World’s Most Popular Technologies.

Dr. Michael Doyle is the founder, chairman, and chief technology officer of Eolas Technologies Inc. He has more than 20 years of research, education, entrepreneurship, technology management, and business development experience spanning the fields of information technology, computer science, AI, computer-aided biomedical education systems, genomics, bio-informatics, and information security.

Doyle created fundamental technologies that underlie such revolutionary products as the Cloud, blockchain/cryptocurrency systems, and mobile intelligent assistants. Dr. Doyle received his Ph.D. from the Department of Cell & Structural Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He went on to serve as Director of the UIC Biomedical Visualization Laboratory from 1989 to 1993. Prior to founding Eolas Technologies Inc. in 1994, Dr. Doyle also served as Director for the Center for Knowledge Management at the University of California, San Francisco.

In 1993, Dr. Doyle led a research team at UCSF Medical Center that developed fundamental technologies to enable web browsers to act as platforms for fully-interactive embedded applications, pioneering revolutionary Web technologies such as streaming media and cloud computing.

Dr. Doyle founded Eolas in 1994 to assist the University of California in commercializing the related patents, and is currently the architect of the company’s research and development efforts. Dr. Doyle successfully guided Eolas through major litigation to enforce the related patents against Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and several other tech giants, and has generated more than $250 million dollars in patent revenue since 2008, including more than $50 million in royalties for the University of California system.. His development of transient-key cryptography in the late 1990s enabled the creation of the Bitcoin system, and it has been adopted in the x9.95 ANSI National Standard for secure timestamps. His co-invention of the Skybot mobile intelligent chatbot system in 2005 pioneered mobile intelligent-assistants, which are now ubiquitous worldwide. Dr. Doyle’s current research is focused in the areas of bioinformatics and cybersecurity.

The lecture will be held at 5 p.m. April 23 at Wishnick Hall Auditorium. RSVP for the 2020 Dale Webster Lecture, From Biology to Blockchain: The Surprising Origins of Some of the World’s Most Popular Technologies, here.