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Revolutionizing Patient Care: A Live Q&A with Dr. Joe Alexander

On June 24, we hosted our first Live Q&A. Inspired by our short film, Upgrade Reality, Medical and Health Informatics (MEI) Lab Distinguished Scientist, Dr. Joe Alexander, and our VP of Global Marketing, Chris Shaw, sat down with each other (virtually) to discuss our bio digital twin research, including how and why we expect this …

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Bridging the Biological and Engineering Worlds: Tetsuhiko Teshima Tells His Story

An expert in micro-nanofabrication technologies with a strong background in biology, Dr. Tetsuhiko Teshima is eager to bridge these disciplines, even if it takes him around the world. He joined NTT Research’s Medical and Health Informatics (MEI) Lab as a Research Scientist in March and will be filling that role through a three-year appointment at …

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Kazu Gomi on the ABCs of ABE – And the Future of Encryption

In his inaugural article as a Forbes contributor, NTT Research President and CEO, Kazuhiro Gomi, notes that the field of encryption, a key component of any cybersecurity framework, is evolving. One current development is associated with Attribute-Based Encryption (ABE), an approach proposed fifteen years ago by Drs. Amit Sahai and Brent Waters. Dr. Sahai is …

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Aiming for a Moonshot: A Conversation with Dr. Joe Alexander

In May, NTT Research announced that Joe Alexander, M.D., Ph.D., had joined its Medical and Health Informatics (MEI) Lab as a Distinguished Scientist. Dr. Alexander, who is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, joined NTT Research after more than two decades in the pharmaceutical industry. He had previously spent eight years at …

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Looking Back and Moving Forward – Why ‘Upgrade Reality’ is Much More Than the Title of Our New Short Film

When I joined NTT Research as president and CEO last summer, I didn’t expect to be getting into the movie business. After all, we set up operations in Silicon Valley, not Hollywood. But a few months after we got started, our team knew we were going to need some help in explaining our mission to …

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A Q&A with UCLA Professor of Computer Science Amit Sahai

The International Association for Cryptologic Research has awarded a “Test of Time” award to a paper co-authored in 2005 by Brent Waters, currently an NTT Research Distinguished Scientist, and Dr. Amit Sahai, professor of computer science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. Titled “Fuzzy Identity-Based Encryption,” this paper introduced attribute-based encryption, a departure from …

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NTT Research on Quantum Information Technologies: Approaches, Use Cases and Metrics

The field of quantum information systems is complex and multi-disciplinary. The interrelated subject areas are all challenging enough to understand in the first place. Academics and other researchers are also taking several differing approaches to what is commonly called quantum computing. NTT Research Director of Strategy, Kei Karasawa, recently took some time out to provide …

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