Dr. Brent Waters 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 2008 he
joined the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Waters’ research interests are in the areas of cryptography computer security. His work has focused on Identity-Based Cryptography, Functional
Encryption, and code obfuscation. He has award and invited papers. He is noted as a founder of Functional Encryption and Attribute-Based Encryption.
Dr. Waters both 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). Dr. Waters
has been an invited speaker in industry and at research Universities, including MIT, CMU, and Stanford. Dr. Waters is a National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow, recipient of the NSF CAREER award, a Microsoft Faculty Fellow, a Sloan Research Fellowship, Packard Science and Engineering Fellowship, and Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) recipient.