SOURCE: CoreStreet

July 12, 2007 09:36 ET

CoreStreet Chief Scientist Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Inventor of CoreStreet's Core Technology Recognized for His Work in Digital Security and Computer Sciences

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2007) - CoreStreet, a leader in software for smart credential and convergence programs, today announced that Chief Scientist Silvio Micali, Ph.D. has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. The National Academy of Sciences elected 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 12 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

"The National Academy of Sciences provides a forum to advise government leaders on issues of national importance, such as security and energy, as well as advance science and engineering research worldwide," said Micali. "It is an honor to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences and I look forward to working with such a distinguished group of scholars to establish new methods for both digital and practical security applications."

The inventor of CoreStreet's foundational technology, Micali fathered many of the concepts that are fundamental to modern security infrastructures and practices. In addition to his work with CoreStreet, Micali is a professor of computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a world leader in cryptography.

CoreStreet's software is critical to a number of smart credential programs around the world, including the U.S. Department of Defense Common Access Card. The technology is designed to support credential infrastructures and related applications, including certificate validation and access privilege checking. Additionally, CoreStreet products are used to satisfy U.S. Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12), which requires federal agencies and contractors to deploy a common credential for access to both physical and digital properties.

"Silvio's addition to the NAS is a wonderful endorsement of his enormous contribution to the field of cryptography, a contribution that includes concepts that are part of CoreStreet's numerous validation offerings," said Chris Broderick, chief executive officer of CoreStreet. "His research has been crucial to the advancement of the scientific theories that have revolutionized information and physical security and his election to the National Academy of Sciences is well-deserved."

Micali has been an American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow since 2003 and was named to the National Academy for Engineering in February 2007. The recipient of the Goedel Prize, the highest award in theoretical computer science, Micali is recognized for his seminal invention of zero-knowledge and interactive proofs.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare. It was established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation signed by Abraham Lincoln that calls on the Academy to act as an official adviser to the federal government, upon request, in any matter of science or technology.

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