Alon Rosen is a professor at the School of Computer Science at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center. His areas of expertise are in theoretical computer science and cryptography. He has made contributions to the foundational and practical study of zero-knowledge protocols, as well as fast lattice-based cryptography, most notably in the context of collision resistant hashing and pseudo-random functions. He co-introduced the ring-SIS problem and related SWIFFT hash function, as well as the Learning with Rounding problem. Alon earned his PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) in 2003, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT (USA) in the years 2003-2005 and at Harvard University (USA) in the years 2005-2007. He is a faculty member at IDC since 2007.
- Lattices: Algorithms, Complexity, and Cryptography, Spring 2020. Visiting Scientist.
- Cryptography, Summer 2015. Visiting Scientist.