Cynthia Dwork sits at a cafe table in front of a finished cup of coffee. She has fair skin and curly auburn hair with hints of grey. She wears glasses and is smiling.
 
 
Professor Cynthia Dwork is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science
at the Harvard University John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
Affiliated Faculty at Harvard Law School,
 
She uses theoretical computer science to place societal problems on a firm mathematical foundation.
 
Her recent awards and honors include the
2020 ACM SIGACT and IEEE TCMF Knuth Prize,
the 2020 IEEE Hamming Medal,
and the 2017 Gödel Prize.