Assistant Professor Mike Rosulek has received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. This annual award is given to junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research.
Dr. Rosulek’s award will support his research in secure multi-party computation, a branch of cryptography. Specifically, secure multi-party computation is a means by which mutually distrusting parties can collectively carry out a particular task (e.g., statistics, data-mining, fair randomness generation), while still preserving the privacy of the raw data to the greatest possible extent. As our society becomes increasingly reliant on powerful interconnected computing devices, these problems combining functionality and information privacy become more and more relevant.