And the 2012 #Turing Award goes to…

Prof. Shafi Goldwasser

…Professor Shafi Goldwasser and Professor Silvio Micali “for transformative work that laid the complexity-theoretic foundations for the science of cryptography, and in the process pioneered new methods for efficient verification of mathematical proofs in complexity theory.
   The A.M. Turing Award, the ACM‘s most prestigious technical award, is given for major contributions of lasting importance to computing. Recipients are invited to give the annual A.M. Turing Award Lecture. The award is also accompanied by a cash prize of $250,000, which in recent years has been underwritten by the Intel Corporation and Google, Inc.

from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2013/03/and-2012-turing-award-goes-to.html

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About driwatson
I'm a New Zealand author, computer scientist and blogger specialising in Artificial Intelligence. I also have an interest in the history of computing and have just written a popular science book called "The Universal Machine - from the dawn of computing to digital consciousness."

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