|Born||1963 (age 56–57)|
|Fields||Algorithms and cryptography|
|Thesis||Software Protection and Simulation on Oblivious RAMs (1996)|
|Doctoral advisor||Silvio Micali|
Rafail Ostrovsky received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1992.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of Algorithmica , Editorial Board of Journal of Cryptology  and Editorial and Advisory Board of the International Journal of Information and Computer Security .
- 2018 RSA Award for Excellence in Mathematics
- 2006 IBM Faculty Award
- 2006 and 2005 Xerox Innovation Group Award
- 2004 OKAWA Research Award; the 1993 Henry Taub Prize
- 1999, 2001, and 2002 best published work of the year at SAIC in computer science and mathematics.
- 1996 Bellcore prize for excellence in research
Some of Ostrovsky's contributions to computer science include:
- 1990 Introduced (with R. Venkatesan and M. Yung) the notion of interactive hashing proved essential for constructing statistical zero-knowledge proofs for NP based on any one-way function (see NOVY and ECCC TR06-075).
- 1991 Introduced (with M. Yung) the notion of mobile adversary (later renamed proactive security) (see survey of Goldwasser ) or over 400 citations in Google Scholar)
- 1992 Proved the existence of asymptotically optimal software protection scheme (later renamed searching on encrypted data) assuming the existence of Tamper-resistant Microprocessor
- 1993 Proved (with A. Wigderson) equivalence of one-way functions and zero-knowledge .
- 1996 Introduced (with R. Canetti, C. Dwork and M. Naor) the notion of deniable encryption .
- 1997 Invented (with E. Kushilevitz) the first single server private information retrieval protocol  (see over 400 citations in Google Scholar).
- 1997 Showed (with E. Kushilevitz and Y. Rabani) (1+ε) poly-time and poly-size approximate-nearest neighbor search for high-dimensional data for L1-norm and Euclidean space (see over 320 citations in Google Scholar).
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