Mihir Bellare Named Inaugural Holder of S. Gill Williamson Endowed Chair in Computer Science

Gift from alumni Steven and Susan Hart will help Bellare advance his work in socially conscious cryptography
May 9, 2019
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Professor Mihir Bellare, an internationally renowned cryptographer and a pioneer in data security and privacy, has been appointed the S. Gill Williamson Chancellor’s Endowed Chair in Computer Science at the University of California San Diego.

“I congratulate Mihir Bellare on his game-changing advances in cryptography. His work contributes every day to critical efforts toensure online privacy and security,” said Albert P. Pisano, dean of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. “I'd also like to sincerely thank Steve and Sue Hart for their generous support and invaluable friendship and wisdom. Steve and Sue are crucial to the Jacobs School of Engineering and our mission to educate the students who go on to make discoveries and develop solutions that benefit society.”

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