Rafail Ostrovsky

Rafail Ostrovsky


Professor of Mathematics
Norman E. Friedmann Chair in Knowledge Sciences

Engineering VI - Room 475

Email: rafail@cs.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 206-5283
Fax: (310) 794-5057


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Rafail Ostrovsky is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at UCLA; Fellow of IEEE; Fellow of IACR; and a foreign member of Academia Europaea, with over 300 refereed publications and 14 issued USPTO patents. He served as chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Computing from 2015 to 2018 and served as a Chair of FOCS 2011 Program Committee (PC). He also served on over 40 other international conference PC's and is currently serving on the editorial board of Journal of ACM, Algorithmica Journal, and Journal of Cryptology. He is the recipient of multiple awards and honors including 1993 Henry Taub Prize; the 2017 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award and the 2018 RSA Excellence in the Field of Mathematics Award.
  • Theory of computation
  • Cryptography and security
  • Distributed algorithms
  • High-dimensional search
  • Routing and flow control in communication networks
  • Cybersecurity and future internet
PhD (1992) MIT
  • Norman E. Friedmann Chair, 2022
  • Cisco Faculty Research Award, 2022
  • Eurocrypt Best Paper Award, 2022
  • IEEE Computer Society Wallace McDowell Award, 2022
  • AAAS Fellow, 2021
  • ACM Fellow, 2021
  • J.P. Morgan AI Research Award, 2021
  • NASE Committee Appointment: Future of Encryption, 2020
  • Google Faculty Award, 2020
  • J.P. Morgan Chase Faculty Award, 2020
  • J.P. Morgan Chase Faculty Award, 2019
  • Foreign Member of Academia Europaea, 2019
  • RSA Excellence in the Field of Mathematics Award, 2018
  • IEEE CS Technical Achievement Award, 2017
  • IEEE Fellow, 2017
  • IACR Fellow, 2013
  • Quantum Information Processing (QIP) 2011: 2011 Plenary talk
  • Best Paper (COCOON), 2008
  • Lockheed-Martin Corporation Research Award, 2008
  • Xerox Corporation Faculty Award, 2006
  • IBM Faculty Award, 2006
  • Teradata Faculty Award, 2005
  • Xerox Corporation Faculty Award, 2005
  • OKAWA Foundation Research Award, 2004
  • CS282A/M209A Foundatoions of Cryptography;
  • CS282B/M209B Cryptographic Protocols;
  • CS289A Current Topics in Computer Science Theory;
  • CS289A Seminar on Probabilistically Checkable Proofs;
  • CS 289A Seminar on Byzantine Agreement;
  • CS180 Introduction to Algorithms and Complexity;