Dr. Brent Waters is a Co-founder of Zeutro, LLC and an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 2004 and from 2004-2005 was a post-doctoral researcher at Stanford University.
Dr. Waters' research
interests are in the areas of cryptography and computer security.
He publishes and has served on the program committees of the top technical security venues (CRYPTO, Eurocrypt, ACM CCS, Usenix Security and the IEEE Conference on Security and Privacy).
publications include multiple award-winning papers and have successfully led to numerous patents.
has been an invited speaker in industry and at research Universities, including MIT, CMU, and Stanford
received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), which is the highest honor bestowed by the US government on young researchers, for his
foundational work on Functional Encryption.
is also a National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow
, an NSF CAREER award recipient, a Microsoft
Faculty Fellow, a Sloan
Research Fellow and a Packard Fellow.
He was a member of DARPA's Computer Science Study Panel (CSSP) in 2011 and spent over one month touring military bases and commands learning the security problems facing the US Department of Defense.