Avi Wigderson is a scientific advisor to StarkWare.
Avi Wigderson is a professor of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton and a member of the USA’s National Academy of Sciences since 2013. Wigderson is a recipient of the Nevanlinna Prize (1994) for his work on computational complexity, and of the Gödel Prize (2009). He was elected as an ACM Fellow in 2018 for “contributions to theoretical computer science and mathematics”.
Wigderson did his undergraduate studies at the Technion (Israel). He received his Ph.D. in 1983 for work in computational complexity under the supervision of Richard Lipton at Princeton. He joined the faculty of the Hebrew University in 1986, and in 2003 took up full-time residence at the IAS.