Awards of the IACR
The IACR recognizes outstanding technical and professional
achievements and contributions through multiple kinds of awards.
The primary award is the IACR Fellows Program, but this is supplemented
by the IACR Distinguished Lecture series, Best Paper Awards at IACR
and Invited Talks at IACR conferences and workshops.
- IACR Fellows Program
This program recognizes outstanding IACR members for
technical and professional contributions to cryptologic research.
Each year a set of Fellows is appointed, chosen by the
IACR Fellows committee.
- IACR Distinguished Lecture
The annual IACR Distinguised Lecture is given each year
by someone who has made important contributions to
cryptologic research. The choice of the Distinguished Lecturer
is made by the Board of Directors.
Test-of-time awards recognize papers that have had a lasting impact on the field. There are currently test-of-time awards for the IACR General Conferences and for TCC.
Best Paper Awards
The Best Paper (or Best Papers) Awards are chosen by the
Program Committees of IACR conferences and workshops.
- Invited Talks
Most IACR-organized conferences
and workshops select invited
presentations by the leaders of the field.
The corresponding program chair and program committee are
responsible for their choice.
Being invited to talk at an IACR conference or workshop is
a prestigious honor for the speaker.