Amit Sahai

Professor, UCLA

Amit Sahai received his PhD in computer science from MIT in 2000. From 2000 to 2004, he was a faculty member at Princeton University; in 2004 he joined UCLA, where he currently holds the position of professor of computer science. His research interests are in security and cryptography, and more broadly theoretical computer science. He has published more than 100 original technical research papers at venues such as the ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC), CRYPTO, and the Journal of the ACM. He has given a number of invited talks at institutions such as MIT, Stanford, and Berkeley, including the 2004 Distinguished Cryptographer Lecture Series at NTT Labs, Japan.

Professor Sahai is also the recipient of numerous honors; he was named an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow in 2002, received an Okawa Research Grant Award in 2007, a Xerox Foundation Faculty Award in 2010, and a Google Faculty Research Award in 2010. His research has been covered by several news agencies, including the BBC World Service.

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