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The International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), a non-profit scientific organization whose purpose is to further research in cryptology and related fields, elected Anna Lysyanskayato its Board of Directors in a recent election.

Cryptology is the science and practice of designing computation and communication systems which are secure in the presence of adversaries.

The 2012 election was held October 1 through November 15 to fill three of nine IACR Director positions. In total, 270 out of 518 members cast their vote for Anna.  Her priorities while on the Board are: (1) High quality research and its effective dissemination, (2) mentoring, (3) dialogue with related research communities, industry, standards and funding agencies.