Micali named Carnegie “Great Immigrant” in New York Times

Micali won the A.M. Turing Prize -
Micali won the A.M. Turing Prize - "the Nobel Prize of computing" - for "revolutionizing the science of cryptography."
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Today it was announced that CSAIL researcher Silvio Micali has been named a “Great Immigrant” by Carnegie Corporation of New York —one of 39 naturalized citizens across the country to be honored in 2015.

Every July 4 since 2006, Carnegie Corporation has recognized the contributions of immigrants through its “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” initiative, which includes a full-page ad in The New York Times. Micali joins the likes of past honorees such as scientist Albert Einstein, architect Frank Gehry and musician Itzak Perlman.

Micali is one of the world’s most influential researchers in the field of cryptography. He has helped developed new mechanisms for how information is encrypted and secured that form the backbone for Internet transactions, cloud-computing technologies and communications protocols.

He is the Ford Professor of Engineering at MIT, and leads CSAIL’s Information and Computer Security Group alongside professors Shafi Goldwasser and Ronald L. Rivest. In 2013 Micali and Goldwasser received the A.M. Turing Award, which is often described as the Nobel Prize for computing.