|Board member of||San Diego Privacy Advisory Board|
|Alma mater||Caltech (BS)|
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD)
|Thesis||Randomness in Interactive Proofs (1991)|
|Doctoral advisor||Silvio Micali|
|Institutions||University of California San Diego|
|Notable ideas||Random oracle model|
Mihir Bellare is a cryptographer and professor at the University of California San Diego. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Caltech and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has published several seminal papers in the field of cryptography (notably in the area of provable security), many of which were co-written with Phillip Rogaway. Bellare has published a number of papers in the field of Format-Preserving Encryption. His students include Michel Abdalla, Chanathip Namprempre, Tadayoshi Kohno and Anton Mityagin. Bellare is one of the authors of skein.
In 2003 Bellare was a recipient of RSA Conference's Sixth Annual Award for outstanding contributions in the field of mathematics for his research in cryptography. In 2013 he became a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. In 2019 he was awarded Levchin Prize for Real-World Cryptography for his outstanding contributions to the design and analysis of real-world cryptosystems, including the development of random oracle model, modes of operation, HMAC, and models for key exchange.
Bellare's papers cover topics including:
- Random oracle
- Probabilistic signature scheme
- Provable security
- Format-preserving encryption
On September 14, 2022, Bellare was appointed by the Mayor of San Diego to the city's Privacy Advisory Board.
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- ^ "ACM Names Fellows for Computing Advances that Are Transforming Science and Society" (Press release). Association for Computing Machinery. Archived from the original on 2014-07-22. Retrieved 2013-12-10.
- ^ "Levchin Prize Names Winners at the 2019 Real-World Crypto Conference". AP NEWS. 2019-01-09. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
- ^ "OnBoard2 | City of San Diego". The City of San Diego. Archived from the original on 2023-03-08. Retrieved 2023-03-08.