Cynthia Dwork (born 1958) is a distinguished scientist at Microsoft Research who works on distributed computing, cryptography, and e-mail spam prevention.

She received the Dijkstra Prize in 2007 for her work on consensus problems together with Nancy Lynch and Larry Stockmeyer.[1][2] She was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) in 2008,[3][4] and as a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2008.[5]

Dwork received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1983. Her advisor was John Hopcroft.




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