Shafi Goldwasser

Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


1979    Carnegie Mellon University, B.S.
1981    University of California at Berkeley, M.S.
1984    University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D.

Thesis: Probabilistic Encryption: Theory and Applications
Advisor: Professor Manuel Blum.


Simons Foundation
2018 – present: Director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1997-present: RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Weizmann Institute of Science
1993-present: Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

1983-85    IBM Young Faculty Development Award
1987-92    NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award
1991-96    NSF Award for Women in Science
1993    SIGACT Gödel Prize for “The Knowledge Complexity of Interactive Proof Systems”
1996    ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award
1998    RSA Award in Mathematics for Outstanding Mathematical Contributions to Cryptograhy
1999    Weizmann Institute Levenson Prize in Mathematics
2001    SIGACT Gödel Prize for “Interactive Proofs and the Hardness of Approximating Cliques”
2006    Distinguished Alumnus Award in Computer Science and Engineering University of California, Berkeley
2008    Athena Lecturer, Association for Computing Machinery’s Committee on Women in Computing (ACM-W)
2010    Franklin Institute Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science
2011    IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award
2012    Simons Foundation Investigator Award
2013    A.M. Turing Award
2016    Barnard College, Medal of Distinction
2016    Haifa University, Honorary Doctorate
2016    Suffrage Science Award, Imperial College London
2018    Carnegie Mellon University, Honorary Doctorate
2018    Laureate of the “Hall of Fame of the Digital Age” Hasso-Plattner-Institut GmbH
2018    BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award   

2001    Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Science
2004    Fellow of National Academy of Sciences
2005    Fellow of National Academy of Engineering
2007    IACR Fellow
2015    Fellow of Israeli Academy of Science
2015    Honorary Member of London Mathematical Society
2016    Russian Academy of Sciences, foreign member
2017    Fellow of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)