Professor Charlie Rackoff is the recipient of the 2011
RSA Conference Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics.
Established in 1998, the RSA Conference Awards are
presented to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of individuals and
organizations in the field of cryptography, public policy and information
security. The RSA Conference Award for Mathematics recognizes innovation and
ongoing contribution to the field of cryptography.
From the citation: Rackoff's research interests are in computational complexity. For some time now he has been specializing in
Cryptography, Security, and Security protocols. He was a co-originator of the
important concepts of "interactive proofs" and "zero-knowledge
proofs", for which he co-won the 1993 Godel Prize.
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