Shafi Goldwasser is the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in MIT, a co-leader of the cryptography and information security group and a member of the complexity theory group within the Theory of Computation Group and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Butler Lampson is a Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft Corporation and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at MIT. He was on the faculty at Berkeley and then at the Computer Science Laboratory at Xerox PARC and at Digitalâ€™s Systems Research Center. He has worked on computer architecture, computer vision/graphics, local area networks, raster printers, page description languages, operating systems, remote procedure call, programming languages and their semantics, programming in the large, fault-tolerant computing, transaction processing, computer security, WHSIWYG editors, and tablet computers. He was one of the designers of the SDS 940 time-sharing system, the Alto personal distributed computing system, the Xerox 9700 laser printer, two-phase commit protocols, the Autonet LAN, the SPKI system for network security, the Microsoft Palladium security system, the Microsoft Tablet PC software, and several programming languages.
He received an AB from Harvard University, a PhD in EECS from the University of California at Berkeley, and honorary ScDâ€™s from the EidgenÃ¶ssische Technische Hochschule, Zurich and the University of Bologna. He holds a number of patents on networks, security, raster printing, and transaction processing. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received the ACM Software Systems Award in 1984 for his work on the Alto, the IEEE Computer Pioneer award in 1996, the National Computer Systems Security Award in 1998, the IEEE von Neumann Medal in 2001, the Turing Award in 1992, and the National Academy of Engineeringâ€™s Draper Prize in 2004.
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 on the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT.
Silvio’s research interests are cryptography, zero knowledge, pseudo-random generation, Byzantine agreement, secure protocols, mechanism design, and distributed ledgers.
Silvio is the recipient of 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, of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the Academia dei Lincei.
Silvio is the founder of Algorand Inc. Algorand is a new foundational blockchain, developed from totally new principles, that simultaneously guarantees true decentralization, scalability, and security.
Professor Rivest is the Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a leader of the Cryptography and Information Security research group within MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He received a B.A. in Mathematics from Yale University in1969, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1974.
He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Professor Rivest is an inventor of the RSA public-key cryptosystem, and a founder of RSA Data Security. He has extensive experience in cryptographic design and cryptanalysis, and has published numerous papers in these areas. He has served a Director of the International Association for Cryptologic Research, the organizing body for the Eurocrypt and Crypto conferences, and of the Financial Cryptography Association. He has also worked extensively in the areas of computer algorithms, machine learning, and VLSI design.
Professor Vinod Vaikuntanathan is an associate professor of computer science at MIT and the chief cryptographer at Duality Technologies. Vinod is the co-inventor of most modern fully homomorphic encryption systems and many other lattice-based (post-quantum secure) cryptographic primitives. His work has been recognized with a George M. Sprowls PhD thesis award (2009), an IBM Josef Raviv Fellowship (2008), a Sloan Faculty Fellowship (2013), a Microsoft Faculty Fellowship (2014), an NSF CAREER Award (2014), a DARPA Young Faculty Award (2018), and a Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Award (2018). He holds SM and PhD degrees from MIT and a BTech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Nir Bitansky I'm a faculty member at Tel Aviv University's School of Computer Science. I'm interested in the theory of computation at large, and the theory of cryptography in particular.
I completed my Ph.D. at Tel Aviv University where I was advised by Ran Canetti.
I then spent three years as a postdoctoral researcher at MIT CSAIL hosted by Vinod Vaikuntanathan.