[Busec] Fwd: [cis-seminars] Today! TALK: Thursday 05-01-2014 Dertouzos Distinguished Lecture: The Cryptographic Lens 5/1/14

Adam Smith (CSE) asmith at cse.psu.edu
Thu May 1 10:30:45 EDT 2014

Shafi Goldwasser speaks today at MIT on "The Cryptographic Lens".


Dertouzos Distinguished Lecture: The Cryptographic Lens
Speaker: Shafi Goldwasser

Date: Thursday, May 01, 2014
Time:  4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Refreshments Time: 3:45 PM
Location: 32-123/Kirsch Auditorium

Abstract: Going beyond the basic challenge of private communication,
in the last 35 years, cryptography has become the general study of
correctness and privacy of computation in the presence of a
computationally bounded adversary, and as such has changed how we
think of proofs, reductions, randomness, secrets, and information.

In this talk I will discuss some beautiful developments in the theory
of computing through this cryptographic lens,  and the role
cryptography can play in the next successful shift from local to
global and remote computation.

Bio: Goldwasser is the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science at MIT. 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 was the recipient of the Gödel Prize in 1993 and another in
2001 for her work on interactive proofs and connections to
approximation. She was awarded the ACM Grace Murray Hopper award, the
RSA award in mathematics, the ACM Athena award for women in computer
science, the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive
Science, the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore award, and the ACM Turing Award for
2012. She is a member of the AAAS, NAS and NAE.

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