Goldwasser-Micali Fest

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.  
Event Location
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.
Guest Accommodations
For guest accommodations we happily recommend the Kendall Hotel:
Transportation Services
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

11:00-11:15a           Break

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

2:15-2:30p              Break          

2:30-3:15p              Reasoning Cryptographically About Knowledge by Rafael Pass, Cornell

3:15-3:30p              Break

3:30-4:15p              Computing on Encrypted Data-Homomorphic  Encryption & Beyond by Vinod Vaikuntanathan, MIT

4:15-4:30p              Break

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
Microsoft Research
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
*List in alphabetical order
Please contact hjones01 at with questions or to send your congratulations to Silvio & Shafi (change “AT” to an “@” sign).