Omkant Pandey Joins CCI Faculty January 11, 2016 The College of Computing & Informatics Department of Computer Science welcomes Omkant Pandey, PhD as assistant professor. Pandey’s areas of expertise include cryptography and cybersecurity. He has played an active role in recent developments in cryptography, particularly in the areas of program obfuscation, non-malleable cryptography, and next-generation encryption systems such as functional encryption. He is interested in both applied as well as theoretical cryptography. Pandey previously served as a senior researcher in the Computer Science Department at University of California Berkeley. He was also a center fellow at the NSF Center for Encrypted Functionalities at UCLA. He has published extensively at top tier cryptography conferences and given invited lectures at venues such as MIT, UC Berkeley, and Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. He has served at the program committee of several cryptography conferences. He is also the recipient of three Microsoft Patent Awards. Pandey earned his doctorate in computer science and a master of science degree in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his bachelor of technology degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) in India.