Dertouzos Distinguished Lecture: Proof, Secrets, and Computation

Speaker: Silvio Micali

Date: Thursday, December 05, 2013

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

Refreshments: 3:45 PM

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Location: 32-123

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Host: Daniela Rus

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Dertouzos Distinguished Lecture: Proof, Secrets, and Computation

We show how Theory of Computation has revolutionized our millenary notion of a proof, revealing its unexpected applications to our new digital world.
In particular, we shall demonstrate how interaction can make proofs much easier to verify, dramatically limit the amount of knowledge released, and yield the most secure identification schemes to date.

Largely based on joint work with Shafi Goldwasser.

Silvio Micali has 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 a member of the MIT faculty, in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, and of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Silvio’s research interests are cryptography, zero knowledge, pseudo-random generation, secure protocols, and mechanism design.
Silvio has received the Turing Award, the Gödel Prize, and the RSA prize He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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