Executive Director, Executive Master in Cybersecurity
Plastech Professor of Computer Science
Director, Center for Geometric Computing
Brown University

Roberto Tamassia is the Plastech Professor of Computer Science at Brown University. His research focuses on computer security, applied cryptography, analysis, design, and implementation of algorithms, graph drawing, mobile data management, and computational geometry. In addition to cryptographic foundations, access control, and authentication, Professor Tamassia’s expertise in cybersecurity includes network security, cloud security, web security, data privacy, blockchain technologies, and the visualization of security.

His research has been funded by ARO, DARPA, NATO, NSF, and leading industrial sponsors, including Google, Microsoft, NetApp, and Sun Microsystems. He is a fellow of AAAS, ACM, and IEEE. He is the recipient of a Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Computer Society and has given more than 70 invited lectures worldwide.

Professor Tamassia has been listed among the 360 most cited computer science authors worldwide by Thomson Scientific, Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). He has published seven books, including widely adopted textbooks on computer security and data structures, and more than 250 peer-reviewed research articles. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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