Silvio Micali

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  • MIT: Ford Professor of Engineering (2011)
  • National Academy of Sciences: Member (2008)
  • National Academy of Engineering: Member (2007)
  • University of California Berkeley| CS Division: Distinguished Alumni Award (2006)
  • University of Pennsylvania: Rademacher Lecture Series (2005)
  • RSA: Mathematics Award (2004)
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Fellow (2003)
  • Gödel: Gödel Prize in Theoretical Computer Science (1993)

Born in Palermo, Italy, Silvio Micali received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1983. He joined MIT in 1983, where he is Ford Professor of Engineering.

His scientific interests include complexity-based pseudorandom generation and cryptography, interactive and computationally sound proofs, zero knowledge, secure protocols, and mechanism design.

He is the recipient of the Goedel prize (in theoretical computer science) and the RSA prize (in cryptography), and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.