Information for Attendees
On Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at MIT's Endicott House, the "Goldwasser-Micali Fest" was held to celebrate the accomplishments of Shafi and Silvio, and to celebrate their Turing Awards! Space is limited, so this event is ``by invitation only''.
The all-day event, beginning at 10am; included lunch and a reception/dinner. There was technical talks as well as some personal stories. Those speaking or making remarks included Avi Wigderson, Manuel Blum, Rafael Pass, Vinod Vaikuntanathan, Mihir Bellare, and Oded Goldreich.
The web site for the Endicott House is here:
It is in Dedham, Mass; we will be providing bus service back and forth between Endicott House and MIT campus (Stata Center). There is also parking at the Endicott House if you wish to drive there.
For guest accommodations we happily recommend the Kendall Hotel:
Bus service will be located outside of MIT Stata at 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139. The buses will go directly from MIT to Endicott House in Dedham, Mass. A late bus for guests who wish to attend Oded Goldreich's talk and the dinner is also available.
Service from MIT Stata to Endicott House:
8:30am Boarding at MIT Stata (corner of Main St. and Vassar St.)
8:45am Departure to Endicott House
3:30pm Boarding at MIT Stata (corner of Main St. and Vassar St.)
3:45pm Departure to Endicott House
Service from Endicott House to MIT Stata:
5:15pm Boarding at Endicott House
5:30pm Departure to MIT Stata
8:45pm Boarding at Endicott House
9:00pm Departure time to MIT Stata
9:00-10:00a Continental Breakfast
10:00-10:15a Introduction by Ron Rivest, Yael Kalai, and Ran Canetti
10:15-11:00a Secure and Humanly Usable Challenge-Response Password Schemes by Manuel Blum, CMU
11:15a-12:00p On Derandomizing BPP by Avi Wigderson, Princeton
12:00-1:30p Lunch on the Terrace
1:30-2:15p Theory, Practice & Random Oracles by Mihir Bellare, U.C. San Diego
2:30-3:15p Reasoning Cryptographically About Knowledge by Rafael Pass, Cornell
3:30-4:15p Computing on Encrypted Data-Homomorphic Encryption & Beyond by Vinod Vaikuntanathan, MIT
4:30-5:15p The Most Dull Stories About Shafi & Silvio by Oded Goldreich, Weizmann
5:15-6:00p Reception in the Living Room
6:00-9:00p Dinner on the Terrace
The Goldwasser-Micali Fest was made possible from donations by*
Andrew and Erna Viterbi (via chair to R. Rivest)
Boston University, the RISCS Center
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
*List in alphabetical order
Please contact hjones01 at mit.edu with questions or to send your congratulations to Silvio & Shafi (change “AT” to an “@” sign).