Brent Waters

2011 Fellow

Current Institution: University of Texas, Austin

Computer/Information Sciences

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About Brent Waters's Work

My research focus is on finding new methods to secure stored data by encryption. I am laying the foundations for an entirely different vision for encryption that I call Functional Encryption. Instead of encrypting to individual users, in a Functional Encryption system, one can embed how they want to share data in the encryption process. Decryption is self-enforcing, allowing encrypted data to be stored on untrusted locations such as cloud storage sites.

Awards and Achievements

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (2011)

Microsoft Faculty Fellowship (2011)

Sloan Fellowship (2010)

Grace Murry Hopper Award, Association for Computing Machinery (2015)