Phillip Rogaway

I am a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis, USA. I have also been a visiting professor at a bunch of places, including Chiang Mai University (TH), Chulalongkorn University (TH), ENS Paris (FR), ETH Zürich (CH), and The Isaac Newton Institute (UK).

My research is in cryptography. After finishing an undergrad degree from UCB, I did my Ph.D. at MIT’s Theory of Computation group (1991), graduating under Silvio Micali. After that I worked at IBM as a security architect, then came to UCD (1994), where I’ve spent most of the last 26 years. My research has focused on obtaining provably-good solutions to protocol problems of genuine utility. I’ve been lucky enough to get some nice recognition: Levchin prize (2016), PET Award (2015), IACR Fellow (2012), ACM Paris Kanellakis Award (2009), RSA Award in Mathematics (2003).

These days, my technical work in cryptography is paired with corresponding concerns for social and ethical issues connected to technology, especially the problem of mass surveillance. I’ve been working on a small book on that topic.

Reaction to mass-surveillance revelations: I support BDS, and many other environmental and civil rights movements. I am especially concerned, these days, with the environmental crisis we have created. “Our civilization is being sacrificed for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue making enormous sums of money” (GT).
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