The Global Young Scientists Summit in Singapore is a gathering of young researchers worldwide. It was started in 2013 with the objective of exciting and engaging young scientists to pursue their scientific dreams through close interactions with distinguished scientists and researchers, and with peers. The Summit provides a platform for conversations on science and research, technology innovation and society, and solutions to global challenges.
The Summit is a multi-disciplinary summit that covers topics including chemistry, physics, medicine, mathematics, computer science and engineering. Speakers at the Summit include recipients of the Nobel Prize, Fields Medal, Millennium Technology Prize and Turing Award. The theme for the Summit is "Advancing Science, Creating Technologies for a Better World". Promising young scientists will exchange ideas and knowledge with the speakers and their peers over five days under this theme.
At the Summit, participants will take part in lectures, plenary sessions and panel discussions. They will have the opportunity to interact with speakers in informal small group sessions. Beyond these sessions, participants will visit local universities, research centres and local agencies to learn more about Singapore’s local research and innovation ecosystem. They will also engage in social and cultural activities to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of multi-cultural Singapore.
Head of Engineering Research
Silvio Micali has been on the faculty at MIT, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, since 1983. Silvio’s research interests are cryptography, zero knowledge, pseudorandom generation, secure protocols, and mechanism design.
In 2017, Silvio founded Algorand, a fully decentralized, secure, and scalable blockchain which provides a common platform for building products and services for a decentralized economy. At Algorand, Silvio oversees all research, including theory, security and crypto finance.
Silvio is the recipient of the Turing Award (in computer science), of the Goedel Prize (in theoretical computer science) and the RSA prize (in cryptography). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Silvio has received his Laurea in Mathematics from the University of Rome, and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Naveed is a senior engineering leader and technologist fascinated by distributed systems and performance. Most recently of Mozilla, Naveed was instrumental in designing and leading the Quantum Flow program that focused 400 engineers to double Firefox’s performance in just one year. Naveed also lead the adoption of new technologies across all browsers to close the performance gap with native applications. These technologies include WebAssembly, SIMD.js, Shared Array Buffer and the still experimental Binary AST for JS (BinJS). Naveed is also previously of Bit9 (now Carbon Black) where he served as Principal Engineer of an enterprise application whitelisting product and then took over the Global Software Repository, a massive cloud-based application reputation system. Passionate about improving how enterprises use technology Naveed has also consulted on large organizational level projects for Fortune 500 companies including Boeing Jeppesen.