|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||G√∂del 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 G√∂del 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.