Established in 2017, the Tel-Aviv Jaffa Cybersecurity Research Center (JCRC) aims to develop practical applications in the field of cybersecurity, both locally as well as internationally, and provides applied research opportunities in the field of cryptography for graduate students at the School of Computer Science.
Research at the Center focuses on developing solutions to preserving and protecting privacy and information on online storage platforms (e.g. "clouds") — an area of fast growing international interest and applicability
The Center invests both in cryptographic research and in software programming and engineering, in order to render its mathematical innovations and technological developments applicable to diverse users, in collaboration with various leading stakeholders.
The center is directed by Dr. Adi Akavia, a senior faculty member at the MTA School of Computer Science and an outstanding researcher, whose work has made influential advances in several areas of cryptography. Dr. Akavia holds a PhD degree from MIT, and her research has been published in prominent academic publications. Her main field of expertise is cloud security.