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RSA Conference 2019 Announces Recipient of Annual Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics

March 5, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – March 5, 2018RSA Conference, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, today announced Tal Rabin as the recipient of its annual award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics.

The award recognizes innovation and ongoing contributions to the field of cryptography. Rabin was selected out of nominated individuals and organizations often affiliated with universities or research labs by a judging committee seeking to acknowledge nominees who are pioneers in their field and whose work has applied lasting value.

“Many previous recipients of this award have been my inspiration and role models, so it’s a great honor to be recognized alongside them,” said Rabin. “These are extremely exciting times for the area of cryptography, as advanced applications are moving into more mainstream use. So, we should make the most of it!”

Rabin serves as the head of cryptography research at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center. Her research primarily focuses on cryptography and network security, specifically the design of efficient and secure encryption algorithms. She also looks at secure distributed protocols and the theoretical foundations of cryptography, as well as number theory, and the theory of algorithms and distributed systems. Rabin has co-authored over 100 papers and is registered for five patents in the U.S. In addition, she focuses on making communications over the internet more secure. Her most cited works in this field explore the design of digital signature schemes, among other applications, in protocols for secure web communications.

“Tal is a trailblazer in her field who has made enormous strides in cryptography and encryption,” said Linda Gray Martin, Director and Chief of Operations at RSA Conference. “She is an inspiration and role model for not only those in her field but the entire cybersecurity community. RSA Conference is proud to honor Tal for her outstanding achievements and groundbreaking work.”

For more information regarding RSA Conference 2019, taking place this week at the Moscone Center and the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, visit: www.rsaconference.com

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