Shafi Goldwasser is the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and of computer science and applied mathematics at Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. She is also the co-leader of the Cryptography and Information Security (CIS) Group and a member of the Complexity Theory Group within the Theory of Computation Group and the Laboratory for Computer Science.


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2013                          A.M. Turing Award

2012                          Simons Foundation Investigator Award

2011                          IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award

2010                          Franklin Institute Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science

2008                          Athena Lecturer, Association for Computing Machinery’s Committee on Women in Computing (ACM-W)

2006                          Distinguished Alumnus Award in Computer Science and Engineering University of California, Berkeley

2001                          SIGACT Gödel Prize for “Interactive Proofs and the Hardness of Approximating Cliques”

1999                          Weizmann Institute Levenson Prize in Mathematics

1998                          RSA Award in Mathematics for Outstanding Mathematical Contributions to Cryptography

1996                          ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award

1993                          SIGACT Gödel Prize for “The Knowledge Complexity of Interactive Proof Systems”

1991-96                    NSF Award for Women in Science

1987-92                    NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award

1983-85                    IBM Young Faculty Development Award


2007                          IACR Fellow

2005                          Fellow of National Academy of Engineering

2004                          Fellow of National Academy of Sciences

2001                          Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Science