Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Shafi Goldwasser
Born: 1958 in New York City, USA
- Professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, and a professor of mathematical sciences at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
- She is a member of the Theory of Computation group at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
- Co-inventor of zero-knowledge proofs, which demonstrate the validity of an assertion without conveying any additional knowledge, and are a key tool in the design of cryptographic protocols.
Honors and awards
- Gödel Prize in theoretical computer science (1993 and 2001).
- ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award (1996).
- RSA Award in Mathematics (1998).
- Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2001).
- Elected to the National Academy of Science (2004).
- Received the Athena Lecturer Award of the Association for Computing Machinery's Committee on Women in Computing (2008).
- Received the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award (2011).