NTT Research Names Brent Waters as CIS Lab Director

NTT Research, Inc., a division of NTT (TYO:9432), today announced that it has named Dr. Brent Waters as Director of its Cryptography and Information Security (CIS) Lab. Dr. Waters joined NTT Research in 2019 as Distinguished Scientist and has been instrumental in building the CIS Lab into one of the world’s premier cryptography organizations. Dr. Waters, who is also a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin, was the 2015 recipient of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Grace Murray Hopper Award and is recognized as a founder of Functional Encryption and Attribute-based Encryption. He assumed his new role on June 1, 2022, succeeding Dr. Tatsuaki Okamoto, the CIS Lab’s first director, whose contributions to the field of cryptography include hundreds of academic articles and service as president of the Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JSIAM) and director of the International Association of Cryptology Research (IACR). NTT Research Names Brent Waters as CIS Lab Director | AI-TechPark