Daniele Micciancio received his PhD in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998, and joined the faculty of the University of California, San Diego, in 1999, where he is currently a professor in the computer science and engineering department. His primary research areas are cryptography and theoretical computer science. Daniele is most known for his work on the complexity of lattice problems, lattice algorithms, and the foundation of lattice cryptography.
He has received several awards, including the Matchey Award for best student paper at FOCS 1998, the Sprowls award for best PhD thesis at MIT EECS department in 1999, the NSF CAREER award in 2001, the Hellman Fellowship in 2001, and the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2003. His recent work on lattices includes the first algorithm to solve the Closest Vector Problem in single exponential time and an efficient method for trapdoor lattice generation — useful in many applications of lattice cryptography.