Professor of Computer Science
Director, Center for Encrypted Functionalities (an NSF Frontier Center)
Ph.D., M.I.T., 2000

Primary research interests: Foundations of Computer Security and Cryptography. Among my interests: Cryptographic Proofs and Secure Multiparty Computation; Software Security and Protection.

I'm also interested in many other aspects of computer science. See Research below.

Secure Obfuscation Results: The First Cryptographic General-Purpose Software Obfuscation Scheme, see also: here, and here.
Brief Bio:

Professor Amit Sahai received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT in 2000. From 2000 to 2004, he was on the faculty at Princeton University; in 2004 he joined UCLA, where he currently holds the position of Professor of Computer Science. His research interests are in security and cryptography, and theoretical computer science more broadly. He is the co-inventor of Attribute-Based Encryption, Functional Encryption, and Indistinguishability Obfuscation. He has published more than 100 original technical research papers at venues such as the ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC), CRYPTO, and the Journal of the ACM. He has given a number of invited talks at institutions such as MIT, Stanford, and Berkeley, including the 2004 Distinguished Cryptographer Lecture Series at NTT Labs, Japan. Professor Sahai is the recipient of numerous honors; he was named an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow in 2002, received an Okawa Research Grant Award in 2007, a Xerox Foundation Faculty Award in 2010, a Google Faculty Research Award in 2010, a 2012 Pazy Memorial Award, and a 2016 ACM CCS Test of Time Award. For his teaching, he was awarded the 2016 Lockheed Martin Excellence in Teaching Award. His research has been covered by several news agencies including the BBC World Service, Quanta Magazine, Wired, and IEEE Spectrum.

My h-number (as of May 2016, according to Google Scholar): 64.
For my publications, please check my Google Scholar profile. (An older link to Research and On-Line Papers)

Current Ph.D. Students: Dakshita Khurana, Prabhanjan Ananth, Saikrishna Badrinarayanan, Aayush Jain, Rex Fernandez, and Peter Rasmussen.
Graduated Ph.D. Students in Academia/Research Labs:
Brent Waters. Now Associate Professor (with tenure) at UT-Austin.
Manoj Prabhakaran. Was Associate Professor (with tenure) at UIUC. Now Full Professor at IIT Bombay.
Edith Elkind. Now Associate Professor at Oxford University, UK.
Vipul Goyal. Now Associate Professor at CMU.
Omkant Pandey. Now Assistant Professor, SUNY Stony Brook.
Nishanth Chandran. Now Researcher at Microsoft.
Abhishek Jain. Now Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University.
Sanjam Garg. Now Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley.
Ran Gelles. Now postdoctoral researcher at Princeton.
Vanishree Rao, Now research scientist at PARC.
Divya Gupta, Now postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley.

Graduated Ph.D. Students in Industry:
Ryan Moriarty. Entrepeneur.
Hakan Seyalioglu. Now at Google.
Abishek Kumarasubramanian. Now at Google.
Akshay Wadia. Now at Stitch Fix.

Postdocs and former Postdocs:
Eric Miles (Fall 2014 to 2016), Now at Google.
Omkant Pandey (Fall 2014), Now Assistant Professor at Drexel.
Hemanta Maji (Fall 2011 to 2015), Now Assistant Professor at Purdue.
Shweta Agrawal (Fall 2011 to Summer 2013), Now Assistant Professor at IIT Madras.
Jens Groth (Fall 2005 to Summer 2007), Now Professor at UCL.
Boaz Barak (Summer 2004), Now Professor at Harvard.
Yuval Ishai (Spring/Summer 2002), Now Professor at Technion.
Former Ph.D. students:
Shien Ong (graduated with Ph.D. from Harvard University)

Office hours: By appointment.
Program Committees:
I am (or have been) on the program committees for the following conferences. Be sure to submit your best papers to these conferences, and attend them too!
Eurocrypt 2001, Innsbruck, Austria
Complexity 2002, Montreal, Canada
Program Chair: RANDOM 2003, Princeton, August 24-26, 2003.
IndoCrypt 2004, Chennai, India, December 20-22, 2004.
Theory of Cryptography Conference (TCC) 2005, Cambridge, USA, February 10-12, 2005
ICALP 2005, Lisboa, Portugal, July 11-15, 2005
AsiaCrypt 2005, Chennai, India, December 2005.
STOC 2006 , Seattle, WA, May 2006.
Program Chair: IPAM Workshop on foundations of secure multi-party computation and zero-knowledge, Los Angeles, CA, November 2006
CRYPTO 2007 , Santa Barbara, CA, August 2007.
SODA 2008, San Fransisco, January 2008.
CRYPTO 2008 , Santa Barbara, CA, August 2008.
Eurocrypt 2010, Nice, France, May/June 2010.
Theory of Cryptography Conference (TCC) 2012, Taormina, Italy, March 18-21, 2012
Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS) 2012, New Brunswick, New Jersey, October 20-23, 2012
Program Chair, Theory of Cryptography Conference (TCC) 2013, Tokyo, Japan, March 3-6, 2013
CRYPTO 2014 , Santa Barbara, CA, August 2008.
Program Co-Chair, Simons Institute Workshop on Securing Computation, Berkeley, California, June 8-12, 2015.

UCLA - Amit Sahai
Boelter Hall, Room 3731E
Department of Computer Science
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States of America

Phone: (310) 267-4982
FAX: (310) 825-7578
Email: last name