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University of Texas at Austin

1 University Station D7500

Austin, Texas 78712

United States

Company Description

The University of Texas at Austin is a renowned Tier One institution, a national leader in myriad disciplines and educational strategies. This remains true even in an era of diminishing state funds when tuition is lower than at most of our peer schools. ... more

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Employment History

Stanford University

Affiliations

Fellow, A Packard Fellow
Sloan

PC Member
WWW2006

Faculty Fellow
Microsoft Corporation

Education

B.S. degree

University of California at Los Angeles

Ph.D.

Computer Science

Princeton University

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Why LI? | Legal Interactive

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Brent Waters, Ph.D.- Dr. Brent Waters, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin, is laying the foundation for managing encrypted computer data in cloud services, where data is stored at third-party locations outside of the owner's control. Brent's research is helping build an entirely different vision for the encryption of sensitive data, called functional encryption. Brent's received his Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton University in 2004. From 2004-2005, he was a post-doctoral at Stanford University then worked at SRI as a computer scientist in the Principled Systems group. In 2008 he joined the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin as an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science. He is a National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow, a Sloan Fellow and recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award.


Encryption in 2016: Small victories add up | InfoWorld

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Others are the natural result of cryptographic ideas reaching the marketplace, says Brent Waters, an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin and the recipient of the Association for Computing Machinery's 2015 Grace Murray Hopper Award.


ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award - ACM Award

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2015 Grace Murray Hopper Award Recognizes Brent Waters
Brent Waters, recipient of the Grace Murray Hopper Award for the introduction and development of the concepts of attribute-based encryption and functional encryption. Waters' innovations enhance security efforts at a time when greater volumes of highly confidential data are moving to the cloud. Traditionally, public-key encryption makes use of a public key that targets ciphertexts to a specific user that holds one secret key. Waters' introduction of attribute-based encryption presented a new design where an administrator can create a policy-specific decryption key that will enable decryption of only the underlying files that satisfy the policy. Functional encryption, as conceived by Waters, takes things further by allowing an administrator to create private keys that allow a decryptor to learn only a particular function of the encrypted data, thus limiting their view to what they need to know about the data. Waters is an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been named a Sloan Fellow, a Packard Fellow and a Microsoft Faculty Fellow. His many additional honors include receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.


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And we're pleased to offer our interview with Brent Waters, of the University of Texas at Austin, who's recently been honored with an early career award from the Association of Computing Machinery for his contributions to encryption. He'll be telling about one of those contributions: his work in functional encryption. (If you enjoy the Podcast, please share your enjoyment with an iTunes review.)


Computer Scientist Earns Prestigious ACM ...

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Computer Scientist Earns Prestigious ACM Award for Encryption Achievement (College of Natural Sciences, University of Texas at Austin) Brent Waters of The University of Texas at Austin has been selected to receive the Grace Murray Hopper Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

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