Professor Zeldovich earns tenure
6 May 2014
Effective July 1, Professor Nickolai Zeldovich has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor With Tenure.
Zeldovich is a star in the field of computer systems. He has made outstanding research contributions related to computer security, developing applications that allow cloud computers to process encrypted data with an overhead cost that is only moderate. He co-developed “undo computing" to roll back a computer system from the effects of an attack with a minimal amount of disruption and re-doing of work - research which led to the formation of a start-up.
He recently contributed to award-winning work on requirements for parallelism in computer systems, identifying conditions under which program steps may be parallelized: when operations “commute” (give the same result regardless of their ordering).