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Professor Charlie Rackoff is the recipient of the 2011 RSA Conference Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics.

Established in 1998, the RSA Conference Awards are presented to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations in the field of cryptography, public policy and information security. The RSA Conference Award for Mathematics recognizes innovation and ongoing contribution to the field of cryptography.

From the citation:  Rackoff's research interests are in computational complexity. For some time now he has been specializing in Cryptography, Security, and Security protocols. He was a co-originator of the important concepts of "interactive proofs" and "zero-knowledge proofs", for which he co-won the 1993 Godel Prize.

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