Goldwasser is the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and has recently been names the incoming director of the Simons institute for theory of computing at UC Berkeley. She is also a professor of computer science and applied mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Goldwasser received a BS degree in applied mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University in 1979, and MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1984.
Goldwasser pioneering contributions include the introduction of probabilistic encryption, interactive zero knowledge protocols, elliptic curve primality testings, hardness of approximation proofs for combinatorial problems, and combinatorial property testing.
She was the recipient of the ACM Turing Award for 2012, the Gödel Prize in 1993 and another in 2001, the ACM Grace Murray Hopper award in 1996, the RSA award in mathematics in 1998, the ACM Athena award for women in computer science in 2008, the Benjamin Franklin Medal in 2010, the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore award in 2011, the Simons Foundation Investigator award in 2012, and the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge award in 2018. She is a member of the NAS, NAE, AAAS, the Russian academy of science, the Israeli Academy of Science, and the London Royal Mathematical society. She a holds honorary degrees from Ben Gurion University, Bar Ilan University, Haifa University, a Berkeley Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Barnard College Medal of Distinction.
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