Friday, April 30th, 2021

Oded Goldreich Selected as Winner of 2021 Israel Prize

The Simons Institute enthusiastically congratulates Oded Goldreich for his selection as the winner of the 2021 Israel Prize in mathematics and computer science. A professor of computer science at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Goldreich is renowned for his research in complexity theory, most notably in the areas of property testing, pseudorandomness and probabilistically checkable proofs, and the foundations of cryptography. He is the author of numerous seminal textbooks, and is the winner of the 2017 Donald E. Knuth Prize.

Goldreich’s selection as the recipient of the Israel Prize is a subject of political controversy in Israel.