Tal Rabin is the Head of Research at the Algorand Foundation. She is a researcher whose general area focuses on cryptography and, more specifically, on secure multiparty computation, threshold cryptography, and proactive security. Her works have been instrumental in forming these areas.
Tal obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Hebrew University, Israel in 1994. Before joining the Algorand Foundation Tal was at IBM Research (1996-2019) as a Distinguished Researcher and manager of the Cryptographic Research group. She has served as a member of the ACM SIGACT Executive Board and a council member of the Computing Community Consortium. She has initiated and organizes the Women in Theory Workshop, a biennial event for graduate students in Theory of Computer Science.
Tal is a Member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the ACM and a fellow of the International Association of Cryptologic Research (IACR). She is the 2019 recipient of the RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics and winner of the 2014 Anita Borg Women of Vision Award for Innovation. Tal has been listed by Forbes as one of the World’s Top 50 Women in Tech for 2018.