Rivest and Team Win NEC Top Honors

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Rivest and Team Win NEC Top Honors

CSAIL researcher Ron Rivest, along with colleagues Adi Shamir and Len Adleman, have received the 2009 NEC C&C Prize. The award is given in recognition of outstanding contribution to R&D activities, and pioneering work related to the integration of computers and communications technologies.

The three won for the invention of the RSA algorithm for public-key cryptography. For more information about the foundation or the prize, please click here or here.