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.
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