Dr. Rafail Ostrovsky

Rafail Ostrovsky is a co-founder of Stealth Software Technologies, Inc., which he started out of UCLA with his PhD student William E. Skeith III, who is now a professor at CUNY.  Dr. Ostrovsky brings his over thirty years of experience and expertise in cutting-edge cryptography research to Stealth.

Dr. Ostrovsky holds the Norman E. Friedman Chair in Knowledge Sciences at the UCLA School of Engineering and is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at UCLA.  He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), and a foreign member of Academia Europaea, with over 340 refereed publications and 15 issued US patents.  He served as a chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Computing from 2015 to 2018 and as a Chair of the FOCS 2011 Program Committee, and he has also served on over 40 other international conference program committees and current serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the ACM, Algorithmica, and the Journal of Cryptology.  Dr. Ostrovsky is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the 1993 Henry H. Taub Prize; the 2017 IEEE Computer Society Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award; the 2018 RSA Conference Award for Excellence in Mathematics; and the 2022 W. Wallace McDowell Award, the highest technical award given by the IEEE Computer Society.  He recently co-authored the National Academies of Sciencees, Engineering, and Medicine’s ad hoc Committee Study Report titled Cryptography and the Intelligence Community:  The Future of Encryption, commissioned by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.