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, like 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 23 years. My research has focused on obtaining provably-good solutions to protocol problems of genuine utility. In recent years, I’ve been lucky enough to get some nice recognition: Levchin prize (2016), IACR Fellow (2012), Paris Kanellakis Award (2009).

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:
   Department of Computer Science          +1  530 752 7583  UCD office
   Kemper Hall of Engineering, #3009       +1  530 752 4767  UCD FAX
   One Shields Avenue                      +1  530 753 0987  California home 
   University of California                +66  81 530 7620  Thai cell (PST+14)
   Davis, CA 95616-8562 USA      

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