Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Ronald L. Rivest ─ On the Growth of Cryptography

Thursday, April 14, 2016

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Room 368, Center for Information Technology (CIT), 115 Waterman Street 

Reception to follow.

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Ronald L. Rivest is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor Rivest will give an overview of the growth of cryptography, including some of the now "historical” aspects he was involved in such as RSA, MD5, and RC4. 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 worked extensively in the areas of computer algorithms, machine learning, and VLSI design.

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