The Weizmann Institute of Science presents

Celebration of the work of Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali

A three-day celebration of the work of Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali took place at Weizmann in mid-December 2013, consisting of: All events took place at the Lopatie conference center, which is located on the main road of Weizmann Institute, 50 meters from the main gate (on your right after entering). See travel and local information (including a campus map).

In addition to the original programs of both events, this webpage contains slides for many of the presentations. See also the photos taken by Krzysztof Pietrzak at his website or at Oded's (edited) copy.

Dec 10 (TUES): Weizmann Distinguished Lectures Day

The event was intended for the wide educated audience, and was attended mostly by Theoretical Computer Scientists. The program was as follows (see also the poster): See the event's poster.

Dec 11-12 (WEND+THURS): Visions of Cryptography

This was a two-day workshop on theory of cryptography (by invitation). The workshop was intended for researchers that are active in the area. The program was as follows (see also the event's poster):
workshop's 1st day (Dec 11)
10:00 Opening Notes: Oded Goldreich [photo, MP4]
10:05-11:05 Daniele Micciancio and Chris Peikert: Lattices - from complexity to cryptography. [PDF]
11:20-12:20 Shai Halevi: Multilinear maps. [PPT, PDF]
lunch break (lunch will be provided)
14:00-14:45 Stefano Tessaro: Ideal Models in Symmetric Cryptography [PPT]
15:00-15:10 Krzysztof Pietrzak: Nesting Hybrids [PDF]
15:15-15:30 Vipul Goyal: Non-Black Box Simulation in Fully Concurrent Setting [PPT]
15:35-15:45 Jesper Buus Nielsen: Limits on the Power of Cryptographic Cheap Talk [PPT, PDF]
coffee break
16:15-17:05 Nir Bitansky: Extractable Functions: Fiction or Reality? [PPSX, PDF]
17:15-18:15 Panel discussion on Assumptions:
Boaz Barak, Ran Canetti [PPT, PDF], Craig Gentry, Eike Kiltz, Moni Naor, and Rafael Pass.
18:20 A mid-way note: Oded Goldreich.
dinner (provided)
An open problem / rump session, organized by Tal Rabin
workshop's 2nd day (Dec 12)
10:00 Re-Opening Notes: Oded Goldreich
10:05-10:50 Benny Applebaum: Recent advances in garbling circuits [PPT]
11:10-12:00 Rafail Ostrovsky and Daniel Wichs: Private RAM Computation
lunch break (lunch will be provided)
13:45-14:30 Iftach Haitner: Coin Flipping Implies One-Way Functions [PPT]
14:50-15:50 Abhishek Jain and Huijia (Rachel) Lin: Concurrent Security - A Survey. [PPT]
coffee break
16:20-16:35 Yevgeniy Dodis: Key derivation without entropy waste [PPT]
16:40-17:40 Amit Sahai and Brent Waters: The Cryptographic Lens, General-Purpose Obfuscation and its Applications. [PPT]
17:50-18:20 Panel discussion on Future Directions: Ivan Damgard, Yuval Ishai, Tal Malkin, Daniele Micciancio, and Amit Sahai.
18:25 A closing note: Oded Goldreich.
dinner (in Jaffa, provided incl transportation)
See the event's poster.

To the web-page of the Weizmann Institute of Science, the web-page of TOC at WIS page, and to Oded Goldreich's homepage.