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Cynthia Dwork: 'Fair questions'
Cynthia Dwork
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Cynthia Dwork, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering, Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Affiliated Faculty at Harvard Law School, uses theoretical computer science to place societal problems on a firm mathematical foundation. She has been awarded the Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize and the Gödel Prize.

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Cynthia Dwork (Harvard University)

Cynthia Dwork, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, is renowned for placing privacy-preserving data analysis on a mathematically rigorous foundation. A cornerstone of this work is differential privacy, a strong privacy guarantee frequently permitting highly accurate data analysis, recognized by the 2016 Theory of Cryptography Conference Test-of-Time award and the Goedel Prize. Dwork has also made seminal contributions in cryptography and distributed computing, and is a recipient of the Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize, recognizing some of her earliest work establishing the pillars on which every fault-tolerant system has been built for decades. Her most recent foci include stability in adaptive data analysis (especially via differential privacy) and fairness in classification. Dwork is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of Engineering, and the American Philosophical Society, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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