Goldwasser Named 2011 IEEE Award Winner

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Goldwasser Named 2011 IEEE Award Winner

Shafi Goldwasser, the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and a principal investigator at CSAIL, has been named the 2011 winner of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Emanuel R. Piore Award. According to the IEE, Goldwasser was honored, “For pioneering work in laying the foundations of modern cryptography and its relation to complexity theory.”

The IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award is presented to individuals or teams of two for outstanding contributions in the field of information processing in computer science. Past recipients of the award include CSAIL Professor Nancy Lynch.

Goldwasser is the co-leader of the cryptography and information security group and a member of the complexity theory group, which is part of the Theory of Computation Group.

For more information on Goldwasser, visit http://www.csail.mit.edu/user/733.