Professor Moni Naor

Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics


Moni Naor is a professor of Computer Science who explores the foundations of computer science, particularly cryptography and its links to the theory of complexity.   He studied Computer Science at the Technion and received his PhD from the University of California Berkeley under the supervision of Professor Manuel Blum. After being a researcher at IBM’s Almaden Research Center for four years, he joined the Weizmann Institute faculty in 1993. He is the incumbent of the Judith Kleeman Professorial Chair.

His prizes and honors include the Gödel Prize by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (ACM/SIGACT) (2014), the Paris Kanellakis Award of the ACM’s (2016), Best Paper Award at the Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (2001), the Best Paper Award at the International Colloquium  n Automata, Languages and Programming (2007) and the Alberto O. Mendelzon Test-of-Time Award (2011). Prof. Naor is a Fellow of the International Association of Cryptologic Research.

Student working on fairness: Adi Schindler