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Professor Rail Ostrovsky has received the IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Achievement Award for 2017.  This award is presented to individuals who have made outstanding and innovative contributions to the fields of computer and information science and engineering. Rafail Ostrovsky’s award citation reads: “for outstanding contributions to cryptographic protocols and systems, enhancing the scope of cryptographic applications and of assured cryptograhic security.” 

Rafail Ostrovsky’s research interests encompass cryptography and computer security, routing and network algorithms, large data analytics including streaming algorithms, and search and classification problems on high-dimensional data.  He is the director of the Computer Science Department’s Center for Information and Computation Security (CICS), he has over 250 refereed publications, holds 14 U.S. patents, and is a Fellow of IEEE and IACR.