Tal Rabin is the head of research at the newly formed Algorand Foundation. Until recently, she was the head the Cryptography Research Group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Her research interests are in Cryptography and Network Security. More specifically, she works on the design of efficient and provably secure cryptographic algorithms. Rabin also works on secure distributed protocols and the theoretical foundations of cryptography. Other things that interest her are number theory, theory of algorithms and distributed systems. Before joining IBM Research, she received a PhD in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science.