Amos Beimel

Amos Beimel received his B.A., M.Sc., and D.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. After graduating from the Technion, he spent one year as a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science (DIMACS) at Rutgers University and two years as a post-doctoral fellow at the Division of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University. In 1999, he joined the Department of Computer Science at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, where he is now a Professor; he later served as the head of the department (2012-2014). In 2005-2006, he spent a year as a visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis.

His research interests include cryptography and complexity theory. He focuses on secret sharing schemes, private information retrieval, and secure multiparty computation.  He has published more than 50 papers in prestigious journals and conferences, received grants from the Israel Science Foundation and Israel’s Ministry of Science and Ministry of Economy, and served on the program committees of various conferences.