February 8, 2011
It’s not every day that Euclid appears in public with “Alice and Bob,” but in a lecture spanning a few thousand years, Ronald Rivest summons these and other notables in his history of cryptography. While citing milestones of code-making and breaking, Rivest also brings his audience up to date on the latest systems for securing information and communication networks, which owe much to his own research.
Speaker: Ronald Rivest
Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
Event Host: The Office of the President of MIT