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Silvio Micali
Born 1954
Palermo, Italy
Citizenship United States
Fields Computer Science, Cryptography
Institutions MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Known for Zero Knowledge Proof, Pseudorandom Functions
Notable awards Gödel Prize

Silvio Micali (born October 13, 1954) is an Italian-born 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. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982. Micali won the Gödel Prize in 1993. In 2007, he was selected to be a member of the National Academy of Science 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.

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.

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