Turing Award - The Development of Interactive Zero-Knowledge Proofs

International 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.