Shafi Goldwasser

Research Expertise and Interest

cryptography, computational number theory, complexity theory, fault tolerant distributed computing, probabilistic proof systems, approximation algorithms, theory(THY)

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A Race to Converse With, and Save, the Ocean’s Brainiest Eco-Predators

At the University of California, Berkeley, a real and more down-to-earth mission to decode an unknown form of communication is underway. Linguist Gasper Begus and computer scientist Shafi Goldwasser are part of an international team of researchers attempting interspecies communication with sperm whales by deciphering their deafening, 200-plus decibel clicking sounds, or codas.

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February 11, 2021

Simons Institute Director Shafi Goldwasser has been awarded the 2021 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Award, in recognition of “her pioneering and fundamental work in computer science and cryptography, essential for secure communication over the internet as well as for shared computation on private data.”

Read the official award announcement, which coincides with the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

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