Yehuda Lindell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Yehuda Lindell
Born24 February 1971 (1971-02-24) (age 48)
Alma materBSc Bar-Ilan University, 1997
MSc Bar-Ilan University, 1998
Ph.D. Weizmann Institute of Science, 2002
Known forSecure multi-party computation
Scientific career
InstitutionsBar Ilan University
Doctoral advisorOded Goldreich and Moni Naor

Yehuda Lindell (born 24 February 1971) is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University where he conducts research on cryptography with a focus on the theory of secure computation and its application in practice.

Education and academic positions[edit]

Lindell received a BSc and Msc degree in computer science from Bar-Ilan University. He then obtained a PhD in computer science from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2002. Lindell received a Raviv Fellowship[1] and spent two years at IBM's cryptography research group at the T.J. Watson Research Center. In 2004, he returned to Israel to take up an academic position at Bar-Ilan University.[2] Lindell's work on secure computation was recognized by the award of : an ERC starting grant in 2009 and an ERC consolidators grant in 2014.[3]

Industry experience[edit]

Lindell worked from 2004 to 2014 as a permanent cryptographic consultant to Safenet, formally Aladdin. Since 2014, he is the co-founder and chief scientist of Unbound Tech (formerly, Dyadic Security).


Lindell's main contributions focus on the examination of the Yao garbled circuit construction. His most cited work is a joint paper with Benny Pinkas on privacy preserving data mining[4] in which the use of secure computation was proposed for performing data mining algorithms; in particular the ID3 algorithm. More recent work has focused on the first proof of security for the basic Yao protocol,[5] on the design of two-party protocols which are secure against active adversaries,[6][7][8][9] and the introduction of the concept of covert adversarial models.[10]

Lindell is also the author of a textbook with Jonathan Katz on modern cryptography. This textbook is utilized in many universities around the world as a standard reference work.


  • Yehuda Lindell (2003). Composition of Secure Multi-Party Protocols: A Comprehensive Study. Springer. ISBN 978-3540201052.
  • Jonathan Katz and Yehuda Lindell (2007). Introduction to Modern Cryptography. Chapman and Hall. ISBN 978-1584885511.
  • Carmit Hazay and Yehuda Lindell (2010). Efficient Secure Two-Party Protocols: Techniques and Constructions. Springer. ISBN 978-3642143021.
  • Yehuda Lindell (Ed.) (2014). Proceedings of the 11th Theory of Cryptography Conference. Springer. ISBN 978-3642542411.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Jonathan Katz and Yehuda Lindell (2014). Introduction to Modern Cryptography, 2nd Edition. Chapman and Hall. ISBN 978-1466570269.
  • Yehuda Lindell (Ed.) (2017). Tutorials on the Foundations of Cryptography. Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-57047-1.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)


  1. ^ "Raviv Fellowship Recipients". Retrieved 2015-05-04.
  2. ^ "CS Faculty | Department of Computer Science".
  3. ^ "ERC Funding and Grants".
  4. ^ Y Lindell and B Pinkas. Privacy preserving data mining. Advances in Cryptology — CRYPTO 2000, 36-54.
  5. ^ Y. Lindell and B. Pinkas. A proof of security of Yao’s protocol for two-party computation. Journal of Cryptology, 22(2):161-188, 2009.
  6. ^ Y. Lindell and B. Pinkas. An efficient protocol for secure two-party computation in the presence of malicious adversaries. Advances in Cryptology — EUROCRYPT 2007, 52-78.
  7. ^ Y. Lindell and B. Pinkas. Secure Two-Party Computation via Cut-and-Choose Oblivious Transfer. Theory of Cryptography Conference TCC 2011, 392-346.
  8. ^ Y. Lindell. Fast Cut-and-Choose Based Protocols for Malicious and Covert Adversaries. Advances in Cryptology - CRYPTO 2013, 1-17.
  9. ^ Y. Lindell and B. Riva. Cut-and-Choose Yao-Based Secure Computation in the Online/Offline and Batch Settings. Advances in Cryptology - CRYPTO 2014, 476-494.
  10. ^ Y. Aumann and Y. Lindell. Security against covert adversaries: Efficient protocols for realistic adversaries. Journal of Cryptology, 23(2), 281-343, 2010.

External links[edit]