Silvio MicaliSilvio Micali, computer scientist at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT and professor of Computer Science at MIT, will hold the conference “Mathematics and Computation” in the Academy Library on November 27, 2017. The event is organized by the Academy in collaboration with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Professor Micali was assigned the prestigious Turing Award in 2012 for his innovative contributions that laid the complexity-theoretic foundations for the science of cryptography.

The Turing Award, given annually by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and considered generally as the ‘Nobel Prize of computing’, is named after Alan  Mathison Turing (1912-1954), a British mathematician credited as being the key founder of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.