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IBM Research - IBM Research announces winner of 2011 Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship

Daniel Wichs receives annual fellowship to pursue research in cryptography

Daniel Wichs IBM Research has awarded the 2011 Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship to Daniel Wichs for promising research in theoretical and applied cryptography.

IBM received more than 100 applications in all computer science areas from around the world. After multiple rounds of thorough review, the selection committee identified Wichs as the winner of the fellowship.

Wichs completed his bachelor's degree in mathematics and master's degree in computer science at Stanford University in 2005. He has completed his Ph.D. studies in the Courant Institute at New York University. He will work primarily with Tal Rabin and the cryptography group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and is interested in researching issues related to storing secrets on continually leaky devices and designing cryptographic schemes that are secure even if implemented on untrusted machines.

He held an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship from 2010 to 2011.

About the Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computer Science and Computer Engineering was established in memory of Dr. Josef Raviv, the founder and director of the IBM Haifa Research Laboratory. Dr. Raviv had a distinguished research career in information theory and helped pioneer Israel's high-tech industry.

Last updated on August 15, 2011