Shafi Goldwasser Wins Ben Franklin Medal

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Shafi Goldwasser Wins Ben Franklin Medal

Shafi Goldwasser, RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is among 11 awardees of this year's Benjamin Franklin Medal. The award is given in the category of Computer and Cognitive Science, in honor of Goldwasser's contributions to modern cryptography.

Co-head of the Cryptography and Information Security Group at CSAIL, Goldwasser's accomplishments include the zero-knowledge proof, which enables Internet users to gain secure access without revealing private information. Her work has been invaluable to improving security on the Web.

The Franklin Institute awards the Ben Franklin Medal annually to scientists and engineers who have made outstanding contributions in their fields. Click here to read more about Goldwasser's prize.