Sharon Goldberg is one of the 2014 Alfred P. Sloan scholars. The Sloan Fellowship scholars represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada. Since 1955, Sloan Research Fellows have gone on to win Nobel Prizes, Fields Medals, National Medals of Science, John Bates Clark Medals, and numerous other distinguished awards.
Sharon Goldberg is a network security researcher. Her research seeks to go beyond traditional questions of security and performance in order to overcome the hurdles that stand in the way of the adoption of security solutions. Much of her work is inspired by engagement with industry, regulatory and standards bodies, and uses tools from both computer science theory (cryptography, game-theory, algorithms) and networking (measurement, simulation, domain knowledge) to design security solutions that are practically compelling, and can be deployed in the Internet.
Professor Goldberg’s achievement was featured in BU Today.