Cynthia Dwork

Professor, Harvard University

Cynthia Dwork, the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard, the Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and an Affiliated Faculty Member at Harvard Law School, is renowned for placing privacy-preserving data analysis on a mathematically rigorous foundation through the invention of differential privacy. Dwork has also made seminal contributions in distributed computing, cryptography, and robust adaptive data analysis. Her current focus is on algorithmic fairness. Dwork is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the US National Academy of Engineering, and the American Philosophical Society, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Program Visits

Summer Cluster: Fairness, Summer 2019, Visiting Scientist and Program Organizer
Data Privacy: Foundations and Applications, Spring 2019, Visiting Scientist
Summer Cluster: Algorithmic Fairness, Summer 2018, Visiting Scientist and Program Organizer
Cryptography, Summer 2015, Visiting Scientist
Information Theory, Spring 2015, Visiting Scientist