Rafail Ostrovsky

Computer Scientist

1963 –


Who is Rafail Ostrovsky?

Rafail Ostrovsky is a professor of computer science and mathematics at UCLA and a well-known researcher in algorithms and cryptography. Prof. Ostrovsky received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1992. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Algorithmica, Editorial Board of Journal of Cryptology and Editorial and Advisory Board of the International Journal of Information and Computer Security. Prof. Ostrovsky is a winner of the 2006 IBM Faculty Award; the 2006 and 2005 Xerox Innovation Group Award; the 2004 OKAWA Research Award; the 1993 Henry Taub Prize; 1996 Bellcore prize for excellence in research; and three-time winner of the best published work of the year at SAIC in computer science and mathematics. Some notable achievements of Prof. Ostrovsky include:

1990 Introduced the notion of interactive hashing proved essential for constructing statistical zero-knowledge proofs for NP based on any one-way function.

1991 Introduced the notion of mobile adversary or over 400 citations in Google Scholar

1992 Proved the existence of asymptotically-optimal software protection scheme assuming the existence of Tamper-resistant Microprocessor

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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of California, Los Angeles

on July 23, 2013


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