/Senior Distinguished

Fellow Masayuki Abe
  • Fellow

    Masayuki Abe

  • NTT Social Informatics Laboratories

Cryptography, Digital Signatures, Zero-Knowledge Proof Systems

We aim to establish secure network society by developing theories for secure, efficient, and advanced cryptographic primitives and protocols that protect one’s privacy and preserve integrity and authenticity of valuable data.


  • 04/06/2021 The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education,Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Research Category)
  • 06/15/2020 3rd Tokyo Academy of Physics Award from Tokyo University of Science
  • 04/10/2019 64th Maejima Hisoka Award for "Pioneering Research on Secure and Practical Digital Signatures and Cryptographic Protocols"
  • 04/24/2018 SCIS Innovation Paper Award for "Pseudo-Code Performance Estimation for Pairing-Based Cryptographic Schemes"
  • 06/2016 53rd IEICE Achievement Award, "Pioneering Research on Cryptographic Protocols and Component Technology"
  • 04/2016 The Ichimura Prize in Science for Excellent Achievement (48th), "Pioneering Research on Structure-Preserving Crytography for Modular Design of Cryptographic Protocols"
  • 03/2008 Recognition of Service Award (for the PC Co-Chair of ASIACCS08) from Association for Computing Machinery
  • 01/1999 SCIS Best Paper Award for "Robust Threshold Cramer-Shoup Cryptosystem" in 1999 Symposium on Cryptography and Information Security (SCIS '99), T1-1.3, 1999

Academic Activities

  • Director of International Association of Cryptologic Research(IACR)(2015-)
  • Editor of Journal of Cryptology (2018-)
  • Editor of International Journal of Applied Cryptography (2008-)
  • Chief Editor of IEICE Trans. Fund. Special Section on Cryptography and Information Security (07/2017-01/2019)
  • Asiacrypt Steering Committee Member(2012-)

Visiting Professor

  • Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University (2014-)

Professional Activities

  • Guest Associate Professor in Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University (2013.4-2018.3)
  • Guest Professor in Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University (2018.4-present)



  • M. Sipser, "Introduction to the Theory of Computation" (Translation to Japanese), April, 2000.
  • IEICE, "Information Security handbook: Sec.3.2, Foundations of Cryptographic Protocols (in Japanese), Kyoritsu Shuppan, 2003
  • M. Abe, V. Gligor, "Proceedings of the 2008 ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security, ASIACCS 2008", ACM.
  • M. Abe, "Topics in Cryptology - CT-RSA 2007, The Cryptographer's Track at the RSA Conference 2007", Springer-Verlag, 2007.
  • M. Abe, "Advances in Cryptology - ASIACRYPT 2010", LNCS 6477, Springer-Verlag, 2010.


  • Cryptography, Security, Privacy, Digital Signatures, Zero-Knowledge Proofs

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