Professor Shafi Goldwasser gave the keynote address at this week's 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, which drew 8,000 attendees from around the world.
She spoke about her work in cryptography and theory of computation, and how her gender has informed her career.
Watch her keynote here. (Her introduction begins at 47:35 and her talk starts at 48:50.)
The event, which was produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with ACM, is in tribute to Grace Hopper, a Navy admiral who created the first computer compiler and popularized the notion of the computer “bug.” (Read more in Wired's event recap.)