Michael Fischer
Michael Fischer
Professor of Computer Science
Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science
Elected to the Academy in 2022


University of Michigan, 1963, BS, Mathematics; Harvard University, 1965, MA, Applied Mathematics and 1968, Phd, Applied Mathematics

Professional Area

Theoretical computer science; Distributed computing; Cryptography; Privacy of sensitive information; Computer security; Object-oriented programming


Internationally recognized for contributions to theory and practice of distributed computing and cryptography; for assisting the state of Connecticut in acquiring voter-verified optical scan voting equipment; and for teaching humility to students entrusted with the power of digital technology.