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, 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. Dr. 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. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Data Privacy: Foundations and Applications, Spring 2019. Visiting Scientist.
- Summer Cluster: Algorithmic Fairness, Summer 2018. Visiting Scientist, Program Organizer and Workshop Organizer.
- Cryptography, Summer 2015. Visiting Scientist.
- Information Theory, Spring 2015. Visiting Scientist.
- Theoretical Foundations of Big Data Analysis, Fall 2013. Workshop Organizer.