Iftach Haitner - יפתח הייטנר

I am a faculty member at the School of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University. I am a member at the Israeli Center of Research Excellence in Algorithms (ICORE) and the Check Point Institute for Information Security.

My main research interests are Cryptography and Computational Complexity.

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Contact Information

Tel Aviv university, Schreiber Building, Office 20
Phone:+972-3-6407996
Fax: +972-3-6409373
Email: [firstname] [dot] [lastname] [at] cs.tau.ac.il
Mail: Iftach Haitner, Tel Aviv university, P.O.B. 39040, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel

Short Biography

I am a faculty member of the School of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University.
I am a member at the Israeli Center of Research Excellence in Algorithms (ICORE) and the Check Point Institute for Information Security.
Until July 2010, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research New England. Prior to the time at Microsoft Research, I did a six months postdoc at Department of Computer Science, University of Haifa, hosted by Ronen shaltiel. I received my PhD in 2008 from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Weizmann Institute of Science, under the supervision of Omer Reingold. I got my Master's degree also from the Weizmann Institute, under the supervision of Oded Goldreich, and did my undergraduate studies (Mathematics and Computer Science) at Tel-Aviv university.

Awards and Fellowships
  • [2014] The annual fruits of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Career Development Chair, awarded by the Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, in recognition of academic excellence.
  • [2011] One of the three winning papers of the 2011 SIAM Outstanding Paper Prizes.
    The prizes are given for outstanding papers published in SIAM journals during the three years prior to the year of the award.
  • [2008] The John F. Kennedy Prize (awarded by the Weizmann Institute)
  • [2008] Intel (Israel) award for outstanding Ph.D. students
  • [2008] Rothschild Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Research (declined)
  • [2007] Otto Schwartz prize for excellent studies, PhD
  • [2007] Dean's List of Honour at the Weizmann Institute of Science
  • [2006] Best paper CRYPTO 2006
  • [2006] Best paper award ICALP 2006 track C

Grants
  • [2015-2020] European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant -- Individual research grant.
  • [2011-2015] Israel Science Foundation (ISF) -- Individual research grant.
  • [2011-2015] Israel Science Foundation (ISF) -- Equipment for new faculty.
  • [2011-2015] Israel Science Foundation(ISF) -- Israeli Center of Research Excellence in Algorithms.
  • [2011-2015] US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF), with Salil Vadhan.

Call for Postdocs and Interns

See the TAU crypto group call

Publications (in Reverse Chronological Order)