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Computer Science

Zach Kissel

Assistant Professor

Computer Science


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

Professional Experience

 Zach was a software engineer for seven years at Sun Microsystems (later acquired by Oracle). His responsibilities there included work on Solaris device drivers and later work on Solaris security products.

Zach has additionally served as an adjunct lecture in the department of Computer Science at both Merrimack College and the University of Massachusetts Lowell.


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

Zach is joining the Computer Science department at Merrimack College in the Fall of 2012.

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Email: kisselz
Office: Mendel 253


Mendel Hall 253