Anna Lysyanskaya is a Professor of Computer Science at Brown University. She joined Brown in 2002, after obtaining her Ph.D. at MIT. Her research area is cryptography, especially privacy-preserving cryptographic protocols. She is famous for her work on anonymous credentials, which are algorithms that allow users to prove that they are authorized without disclosing any additional information. She is a recipient of the NSF Career award and numerous other grants, the Sloan Foundation Fellowship, and the Google and IBM Faculty Fellowships.