Rafail Ostrovsky, professor of computer science in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and mathematics in the UCLA College, received the RSA Conference 2018 Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics.

Ostrovsky was recognized for his contributions to encryption research, in particular for applications in big data and processing data in the cloud. Ostrovsky shared the 2018 award with a faculty member from Boston University. RSA Conference is an organizer of international conferences on information security.