Speaker on April 22nd 2020

Tal Rabin Algorand Foundation Head of Research

Head of Research

Tal Rabin is a researcher whose general area focuses on cryptography and, more specifically, on secure multiparty computation, threshold cryptography, and proactive security. Her works have been instrumental in forming these areas. Tal obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Hebrew University, Israel in 1994. She joined the cryptography group at IBM Research in 1996 and managed it from 1997 to 2019. She has served as a member of the SIGACT Executive Board and a council member of the Computing Community Consortium. She has initiated and organizes the Women in Theory Workshop, a biennial event for graduate students in Theory of Computer Science. Tal is a Member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the ACM and a fellow of the International Association of Cryptologic Research (IACR). She is the 2019 recipient of the RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics and winner of the 2014 Anita Borg Women of Vision Award for Innovation. Tal has been listed by Forbes as one of the World’s Top 50 Women in Tech for 2018.




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