Prof. Yehuda Lindell


Computer Science

Center Director

I am a professor in the Computer Science Department at Bar-Ilan University. I received my Ph.D. in 2002 from the Weizmann Institute of Science, under the supervision of Oded Goldreich and Moni Naor, and moved to Bar-Ilan University in 2004. I am currently the director of the BIU Center for Research in Applied Cryptography and Cyber Security.
My main research interests are in the field of cryptography, with a focus on secure protocols. My research concentrates both on questions of feasibility and efficiency. The former question asks what cryptographic tasks can be realized and under what assumptions, and is related to the theoretical foundations of cryptography. The focus of the latter question is the construction of efficient cryptographic schemes and protocols that have rigorous proofs of security and correctness. A primary aim of my research in this area is to demonstrate that secure computation has potential for real-world use, and that many real-world problems can already be solved today. In many cases, there is still a long way to go in order to obtain protocols that are efficient enough to be used in practice. In these cases, I am interested in the algorithmic process of finding more and more efficient protocols.