CENTER FOR INFORMATION AND COMPUTATION SECURITY (CICS)
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About the Center: The CICS is the inter-disciplinary center founded in the fall of 2003 at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science to promote all aspects of research and education in cryptography and computer security.

Director: Prof. Rafail Ostrovsky
Associate Director: Prof. Amit Sahai

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Faculty with interest in security and cryptography: Mission Statement:

The goal of the CICS center is to provide techniques and solutions for securing both national and private sector information infrastructures. We are interested in both long-term foundational work and short-term applied research to support the development of cryptographic foundations and critical security tools and techniques.

Our mission is to explore fault-tolerant solutions that are necessary to achieve two conflicting goals: making critical national cyber infrastructures more accessible, ubiquitous, and at the same time resilient against a wide range of both internal and external coordinated attacks, while simultaneously providing strong privacy and security guarantees to both individuals and organizations. The work of the center members ranges from developing cryptographic algorithms, definitions, and proofs of security to software and hardware implementations and deployment of new security mechanisms in real systems and applications.

Equally important, the center members explore the interplay of cryptography and security with other fields, including algorithms, complexity theory, networks, communication complexity, machine learning, compiler and language design, operating systems, hardware design, and distributed computing.
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