Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D., M.I.T., 2000
Primary research interests:
Foundations of Computer Security and Cryptography.
Among my interests: Cryptographic Proofs and Secure Multiparty Computation;
Software Security and Protection.
I'm also interested in many other aspects of
computer science. See Research below.
Professor Amit Sahai received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT in
2000. From 2000 to 2004, he was on the faculty at Princeton
2004 he joined UCLA, where he currently holds the position of Professor
His research interests are in security and cryptography, and theoretical
computer science more broadly. He has published more than 100
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
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 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.
Research and On-Line Papers
(Last major update: July 2009)
My h-number (as of August 2011, according to Google Scholar):
For a more up to date list of my publications and citation metrics,
please check my
Google Scholar profile.
Current Ph.D. Students:
Abhishek Jain, Sanjam Garg, Ran Gelles, Hakan
Seyalioglu, Bhavani Shankar, Akshay Wadia, Abishek K., and Vanishree H.
Rao, Divya Gupta
Graduated Ph.D. Students:
Now Assistant Professor at UT-Austin.
Now Associate Professor (with tenure) at UIUC.
Now Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Now Researcher at Microsoft Research.
Omkant Pandey. Now Researcher at Microsoft.
Nishanth Chandran. Now Postdoctoral Fellow at Microsoft.
Ryan Moriarty. Entrepeneur.
Postdocs and former Postdocs:
(Fall 2011 to present)
(Fall 2011 to present)
Jens Groth (Fall 2005 to Summer 2007)
Boaz Barak (Summer 2004)
Yuval Ishai (Spring/Summer 2002)
Former Ph.D. students:
(graduated with Ph.D. from Harvard University)
Office hours: By appointment.
I am (or have been) on the program committees for the following
conferences. Be sure to submit your best papers to these
conferences, and attend them too!
Eurocrypt 2001, Innsbruck,
Complexity 2002, Montreal,
RANDOM 2003, Princeton, August 24-26, 2003.
IndoCrypt 2004, Chennai, India, December 20-22, 2004.
Theory of Cryptography Conference (TCC) 2005,
Cambridge, USA, February 10-12, 2005
Lisboa, Portugal, July 11-15, 2005
AsiaCrypt 2005, Chennai, India, December 2005.
Seattle, WA, May 2006.
IPAM Workshop on foundations of secure multi-party computation and
zero-knowledge, Los Angeles, CA, November 2006
, Santa Barbara, CA, August 2007.
SODA 2008, San Fransisco, January 2008.
, Santa Barbara, CA, August 2008.
2010, Nice, France, May/June 2010.
Theory of Cryptography Conference (TCC) 2012,
Taormina, Italy, March 18-21, 2012
Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS) 2012,
New Brunswick, New Jersey, October 20-23, 2012
Program Chair, Theory of Cryptography Conference (TCC) 2013,
Tokyo, Japan, March 3-6, 2013
UCLA - Amit Sahai
Boelter Hall, Room 3731E
Department of Computer Science
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States of America
Phone: (310) 267-4982
FAX: (310) 825-7578
Email: last name @cs.ucla.edu