Mihir Bellare - Short CV


Current Position: Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California at San Diego.

Research Areas: Cryptography, computer and network security, computational complexity theory.

Professional Experience: Research staff member, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, 1991--1995; Faculty member, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California at San Diego, 1995--present.

Education: Ph.D. in Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technlogy, 1991; B.S. with honors in Mathematics, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), 1986; Baccalaureat Serie C, Ecole Active Bilingue, Paris, France, 1981.

Distinctions and awards: Fellow of the ACM, 2013; Fellow of the IACR, 2012; Test of Time Award given at ACM CCS 2011 conference for paper from ACM CCS 2001; ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award, 2009 ; RSA conference award for mathematics, 2003 ; David and Lucille Packard Foundation Fellowship in Science and Engineering, 1996; NSF CAREER Award, 1996; h-index = 78 (source: Google Scholar); Over 30,000 citations overall (source: Google Scholar); Top-ranked researcher in security and privacy according to Microsoft Academic Search ; Ranked 2nd in world in terms of number of publications in the Crypto and Eurocrypt conferences; IBM Outstanding Innovation Award, 1997; IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement award, 1996; IBM Invention Achievement Awards, 1993 and 1995; IBM Author Recognition Award, 1993; Spencer Eaken Allmond Scholarship, 1986; Carnation Prize, Caltech, 1985; Member, Tau Beta Pi honor society.

Professional Activities: Program chair, Crypto 2000 conference; Program Committee Member Crypto'93, Eurocrypt'95, Crypto'96, STOC'97, FOCS'98, Eurocrypt'99, PODC'99, SODA'00, CCS'02, Crypto'03, CCS'03, TCC'06, Crypto'11. Member of Advisory Editorial Board for CRC Handbook of Applied Cryptography, CRC Press, 1996. Reviewer for numerous journals and funding agencies.

Publications: Google scholar profile; Over 130 publications in journals and refereed conferences, including 55 in the top ranking cryptography conferences (Crypto and Eurocrypt) and 19 in the top ranking theory conferences (FOCS and STOC).

Impact: Co-developer of HMAC authentication algorithm which is an IETF IPSEC Internet Standard and ANSI X.9 keyed hash standard, currently being used in numerous products including BSAFE (RSA Data Security Corp.), SSL (3.0 and 3.1), S-HTTP, NetBSD, CDSA (Hewlett-Packard); Co-developer of OAEP encryption algorithm which is included in the IEEE P1363 draft standard and the RSA PKCS #1 v2.0 standard; Co-developer of iKP, a family of electronic payment protocols that lead to MasterCard and Visa's SET; Work and papers discussed and cited in numerous textbooks including: Cryptography and Network Security, Principles and Practices by William Stallings, Handbook of Applied Cryptography by Menezes, Van Oorschott and Vanstone, SSL and TLS by Eric Rescorla, Foundations of Cryptography by Oded Goldreich, Cryptography Theory and Practice by Douglas Stinson, Introduction to Cryptography by Delfs and Knebl, Introduction to Cryptography by Johannes Buchmann, Modern Cryptography, Probabilistic Proofs and Pseudo-Randomness by Oded Goldreich, Applied Cryptography by Bruce Schneier, Modeling and Analysis of Security Protocols by Ryan and Schneider, Rethinking Public-Key Infrastructure and Digital Certificates -- Building in Privacy by Stefan Brands, Protocols for Authentication and Key Establishment by Boyd and Mathuria, Electronic Payment Systems by O'Mahoney, Peirce and Tewari, Practical Cryptography by Ferguson and Schneier, Pseudo-Randomness and Cryptographic Applications by Mike Luby, A Computational Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra by Victor Shoup, Introduction to Computer Security by Matt Bishop, Computer Security by Matt Bishop, White-Hat Security Arsenal by Aviel Rubin, A Classical Introduction to Cryptography by Serge Vaudendy, Digital Signature Schemes by Birgit Pfitzmann, Introduction to Modern Cryptography by Katz and Lindell.