Brent Waters received his PhD 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. 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 is noted as a founder of Functional Encryption and Attribute-Based Encryption.
Waters is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, a Microsoft Faculty Fellow, a Sloan Research Fellowship, a Packard Science and Engineering Fellowship, a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers recipient, winner of the 2015 ACM Grace Murray Hopper award, and a Simons Invetigator.
- Lattices: Algorithms, Complexity, and Cryptography, Spring 2020. Visiting Scientist.