Shafi Goldwasser

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Shafi Goldwasser

Shafi Goldwasser is an Israeli-American computer scientist and winner of the Turing Award in 2012. She has made fundamental contributions to cryptography, computational complexity, computational number theory and probabilistic algorithms. Her career includes many landmark papers which have initiated entire subfields of computer science.


Goldwasser is a co-inventor of zero-knowledge proofs, which probabilistically and interactively demonstrate the validity of an assertion without conveying any additional knowledge, and are a key tool in the design of cryptographic protocols.