Adam Smith

Professor, Boston University
Visiting Scientist, Program Organizer and Workshop Organizer
Dates of Visit: Jan. 15May 17, 2019

Adam Smith is a professor of computer science at Boston University. From 2007 to 2017, he served on the faculty of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Penn State. His research interests lie in data privacy and cryptography, and their connections to machine learning, statistics, information theory, and quantum computing. He obtained his PhD from MIT in 2004, and has held postdoc and visiting positions at the Weizmann Institute of Science, UCLA, Boston University and Harvard. He received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2009, a Theory of Cryptography Test of Time award in 2016, and the 2017 Gödel Prize. The last two awards were joint with C. Dwork, F. McSherry, and K. Nissim.

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