UCLA Computer Science Professor Amit Sahai to join the Department

UCLA Computer Science Professor Amit Sahai will begin a new joint appointment in the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science this Fall.

Amit Sahai is a Simons Investigator (2021), Fellow of the ACM (2018) and a Fellow of the IACR (2019). He was an invited lecturer at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2022 (ICM 2022). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (2021), and Advisor to the Prison Mathematics Project

His work has been featured in numerous publications, such as the Quanta Magazine. Using a mathematical framework, Sahai and his collaborators developed an “indistinguishability” obfuscator that may have possess the power to advance cryptography in a new direction. “Modern cryptography is about the transition from private to public,” Sahai said. “Obfuscation gives you a remarkable ability to move between these two worlds that, for decades, we thought of as fundamentally different.” Read more about his feature here.

To learn more about his research and accomplishments, visit his website here.

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