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Computer Science

Zachary Kissel

Assistant Professor

Computer Science

Dr. Kissel earned his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and his M.S. from Northeastern University.  His B.S. is from Merrimack College.  Most recently he taught at Merrimack College and the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  Dr. Kissel has several years of experience as a software engineer at Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and EMC Corporation.  He has published several papers in theoretical cryptography, specifically in the area of searchable encryption. Zach is joining the Computer Science department at Merrimack College in the Fall of 2012.


Ph.D. - University of Massachusetts,Lowell; M.S. - Northeastern University; B.S. - Merrimack College


Zach’s research interests are in the intersection of cryptography and complexity theory. His current project is working on efficient cryptographic mechanisms for enforcing access control on data when the storage provider is untrusted


Email: kisselz


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