Prof. I. G. Sarma Memorial Lecture

Department of Computer Science and Automation
Indian Institute of Science

Professor Silvio Micali received his Laurea in Mathematics from the University of Rome, and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Since 1983, he has been on the MIT faculty, in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, where he is Ford Professor of Engineering. Silvio's research interests are cryptography, zero knowledge, pseudo-random generation, secure protocols, and mechanism design. Silvio has received the Turing Award (in computer science), the Gödel Prize (in theoretical computer science), and the RSA prize (in cryptography). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.