Rafail Ostrovsky - Biography#


Rafail Ostrovsky is a Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Mathematics at UCLA. Prof. Ostrovsky joined UCLA in 2003 as a full tenured professor, coming from Bell Communications Research where he was a Senior Research Scientist. Prior to beginning his career at Bellcore, he was an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UC Berkeley. Dr. Ostrovsky received his Ph.D. in computer science from MIT in 1992, (advisor: Silvio Micali, thesis: Software Protection and Simulation on Oblivious RAM), supported by IBM Graduate Fellowship. Prof. Ostrovsky is a Fellow of IEEE; Fellow of IACR; he has 14 U.S. patents issued and over 290 papers published in refereed journals and conferences. Professor Ostrovsky graduated 27 Ph.D.'s who are now professors in Berkeley, CMU, Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, UIUC and many others. Dr. Ostrovsky has served as a Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Computing from 2015-2018 and has served on over 40 international conference Program Committees including serving as PC chair of FOCS 2011. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of ACM; Editorial Board of Algorithmica; and the Editorial Board of Journal of Cryptology and is the recipient of multiple awards and honors including the 2017 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award and the 2018 RSA Conference Excellence in the Field of Mathematics lifetime achievement Award. At UCLA, Prof. Ostrovsky heads the Center of Information and Computation Security (CICS), a multi-disciplinary Research Center (http://www.cs.ucla.edu/security/) at Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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