Turing Award - The Development of Interactive Zero-Knowledge ProofsInternational Awards
Prof. Shafrira (Shafi) Goldwasser with Prof., Silvio Micali (USA)
Weizmann Institute of Science
The scientist and her research partner pioneered the field of provable security. The zero-knowledge interactive proof systems they developed enable an ATM user, for example, to keep his password secret, only proving that he, himself, knows it; or a person to compute using cloud technology without revealing his data. In 2012, the two received the Turing Award, the most prestigious award in computer science.