Rafail Ostrovsky, UCLA professor of computer science and mathematics, has been elected as a Foreign Member of Academia Europaea.

The goal of the Academia Europaea is to promote the advancement of excellence in scholarship in humanities, law, economics, social science, political science, mathematics, medicine and all branches of natural and technological sciences. It aims to promote European research, as well as advise governments and international organizations on scientific matters.

Ostrovsky is the director of the Center for Information and Computation Security in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. He has previously received the RSA Conference 2018 Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics and a 2019 J.P. Morgan Faculty Award. Ostrovsky’s primary research focuses include cryptography, network algorithms and the search and analysis of large-scale data.