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.