Rafail Ostrovsky (born 1963) is a professor of computer science and mathematics at UCLA and a well-known researcher in algorithms and cryptography. Prof. Ostrovsky received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1992. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Algorithmica [1], Editorial Board of Journal of Cryptology [2] and Editorial and Advisory Board of the International Journal of Information and Computer Security [3]. Prof. Ostrovsky is a winner of the 2006 IBM Faculty Award; the 2006 and 2005 Xerox Innovation Group Award; the 2004 OKAWA Research Award; the 1993 Henry Taub Prize; 1996 Bellcore prize for excellence in research; and three-time winner of the best published work of the year (1999, 2001, 2002) at SAIC in computer science and mathematics. Some notable achievements of Prof. Ostrovsky include: