|Nationality Italian American|
Awards Turing Award, Godel Prize
Doctoral advisor Manuel Blum
|Role Computer scientist|
Name Silvio Micali
Organizations founded Peppercoin
|Born October 13, 1954 (age 61)
Palermo, Italy (1954-10-13) |
Institutions MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Alma mater La Sapienza University of Rome University of California, Berkeley
Thesis Randomness versus Hardness (1983)
Doctoral students Mihir Bellare Rafail Ostrovsky Phillip Rogaway
Known for Goldwasser–Micali cryptosystem Zero-knowledge proof Pseudorandom Functions Peppercoin
Education University of California, Berkeley (1982)
Fields Computer Science, Cryptography
Similar People Shafi Goldwasser, Oded Goldreich, Charles Rackoff, Mihir Bellare, Manuel Blum
Silvio micali breaking the code
Silvio Micali (born October 13, 1954) is an Italian computer scientist at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and a professor of computer science in MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science since 1983. His research centers on the theory of cryptography and information security.
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Micali graduated in mathematics at La Sapienza University of Rome in 1978 and earned a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982; his PhD thesis adviser was Manuel Blum.
Micali is best known for some of his fundamental early work on public-key cryptosystems, pseudorandom functions, digital signatures, oblivious transfer, secure multiparty computation, and is one of the co-inventors of zero-knowledge proofs.
Micali won the Gödel Prize in 1993. In 2007, he was selected to be a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the IACR. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received the Turing Award for the year 2012 along with Shafi Goldwasser for their work in the field of cryptography. In 2015 the University of Salerno acknowledges his studies giving him an honoris causa degree in Computer Science.