Kristin Lauter is a Principal Researcher and Research Manager for the Cryptography group at Microsoft Research. Her research areas are number theory and algebraic geometry, with applications to cryptography. She served as President of the Association for Women in Mathematics from 2015 –2017. She is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and the Association for Women in Mathematics and the Polya Lecturer for the Mathematical Association of America for 2018–2020. In 2008, Lauter and her co-authors were awarded the Selfridge Prize in Computational Number Theory.