Shafi Goldwasser

Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS); Professor, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS); Investigator, Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL)

Shafi Goldwasser is the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and a professor of computer science and applied mathematics at Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. She is also a principal investigator at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory where she heads the Theory of Computation Group, co-leads the Cryptography and Information Security Group and is a member of the Complexity Theory Group. She is also a member of the Foundations of Computer Science Group at WIS. Goldwasser is also the director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley

She has received a Turing Award, a Simons Foundation Investigator Award and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’s Emanual R. Piore Award. She earned a BS from Carnegie Mellon University and an MS and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.