Boulat Bash

Joint Assistant Professor of Optical Sciences
Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Wyant College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094


  • Assistant Professor: The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 2019-present
  • Assistant Professor: The University of Arizona, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, 2018-present
  • Scientist: Raytheon BBN TEchnologies, Quantum Information Processing Group, 2015-2018
  • Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts, College of Information and Computer Sciences, 2005-2015
  • Research Associate, Boston University, Computer Science Department, 2004-2005
  • Analyst, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Quantitative Strategies Group, Asset Management Division, 2000-2002

Research Summary: 

Bash is broadly interested in applications of information theory to practical problems of reliability and security. Specifically, he studies the limits of communications and sensing with signals that are mathematically secure, and push towards these limits by engineering experimental and prototype systems. Bash collaborates closely with experts in radio and optical systems engineering. While most of his work focuses on electronic systems, he is keenly interested in applications of information-theoretic approaches to securing biomechanical and very large distributed computing systems.


  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2015
  • M.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2008
  • A.B., Dartmouth College, 2001