Prof. Rafael Nat Josef Pass

School of Computer Science
ביה"ס למדעי המחשב סגל אקדמי בכיר


  • Cryptography and its interplay with Computational Complexity and Game Theory


  • Ph.D in Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2006.

  • Licentiate (M.S.) in Computer Science, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), 2004.

  • Civilingenjör (Combined B.S and M.S) in Engineering Physics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), 2000.

Academic Appointments

  • Full Professor, Tel-Aviv University, 2023-Present

  • Full Professor, Cornell University, 2018-Present

  • Associate Professor (with tenure), Cornell University, 2012-2018

  • Assistant Professor, Cornell University, 2006-2012

Awards and Prizes

  • ACM fellow, 2023

  • Winner of the 9th NSA Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition, 2022.

  • Distinguished Scholar, Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Tel-Aviv University, 2021.

  • The Best Paper Award at the 41st Annual International Cryptology Conference (CRYPTO), 2021.

  • The Cornell Tech Faculty Teaching Award, 2021.

  • JP Morgan Faculty Award, 2020.

  • Google Faculty Award, 2015.

  • Wallenberg Academy Fellow (awarded by the Royal Academy of Science in Sweden), 2013.

  • Fiona Ip Li and Donald Li Excellence in Teaching Award, Cornell University, 2012.

  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, 2011.

  • AFOSR Young Investigator Award, 2010.

  • Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship, 2009.

  • NSF Career Award, 2008.

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