Zachary Kissel ’05

Academic Title

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Administrative Support

  • Cryptography
  • 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
  • Constrained Pseudorandom Functions
  • Cryptographically Enforced Access Control
  • Searchable Symmetric Encryption
  • (CSC 3555) Theory of Computation I
  • (CSC 5055) Network Security I
  • (CSC 5155) Cryptography I

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.