Zachary Kissel ’05
- Associate Professor, Computer Science
- Network Security
My research interests are at the intersection of cryptography and complexity theory. My research has focused on computing on encrypted data, access control and core cryptographic primitives. I have published several papers in theoretical cryptography, specifically in the area of searchable encryption.
- Ph.D. Computer Science UMass Lowell
- M.S. Computer Science Northeastern University
- B.S. Computer Science Merrimack College
- Computing with Encrypted Values
- Constrained Pseudorandom Functions
- Cryptographically Enforced Access Control
- Searchable Symmetric Encryption
Kissel, Zachary A. “Key regression from constrained pseudorandom functions.” Information Processing Letters 147 (2019): 10-13.
Kissel, Zachary A., and Jie Wang. “Generic Adaptively Secure Searchable Phrase Encryption.” Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies 2017.1 (2017): 4-20.
Wang, Jie, and Zachary A. Kissel. “Introduction to Network Security: Theory and Practice.” John Wiley and Sons, 2015.
Kissel, Zachary A., and Jie Wang. “A Note on Verifiable Privacy-Preserving Tries.” Cloud Computing (CLOUD), 2014 IEEE 7th International Conference on. IEEE, 2014.
Kissel, Zachary A., and Jie Wang. “Access Control for Untrusted Content Distribution Clouds Using Unidirectional Re-encryption.” High Performance Computing and Simulation (HPCS), 2013 International Conference on. IEEE, 2013.
Kissel, Zachary A., and Jie Wang. “Verifiable Phrase Search Over Encrypted Data Secure Against a Semi-Honest-but-Curious Adversary.” Distributed Computing Systems Workshops (ICDCSW), 2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on. IEEE, 2013.