NTT Fellows/Senior Distinguished Researchers/Distinguished Researchers

Senior Distinguished Researchers Masayuki Abe
  • Senior Distinguished Researchers

    Masayuki Abe

  • NTT Secure Platform Laboratories

    Research on cryptograpic primitives and protocols

    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.

    Publications - Books

    • 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.


    • Jan. 1999: SCIS Best Paper Award for "Robust Threshold Cramer-Shoup Cryptosystem" in 1999 Symposium on Cryptography and Information Security
    • Mar. 2008: Recognition of Service Award (for the PC Co-Chair of ASIACCS'08) from Association for Computing Machinery
    • Apr. 2016: The Ichimura Prize in Science for Excellent Achievement (48th), "Pioneering Research on Structure-Preserving Cryptography for Modular Design of Cryptogrpahic Protocols"
    • Jun. 2016: 53rd IEICE Achievement Award, "Pioneering Research on Cryptographic Protocols and Component Technology"
    • Apr. 2018: SCIS Innovation Paper Award for "Pseudo-Code Performance Estimation for Pairing-Based Cryptographic Schemes"
    • Apr. 2019: 64th Maejima Hisoka Award for "Pioneering Research on Secure and Practical Digital Signatures and Cryptograhic Protocols"

    Academic Activities

    • Director of International Association of Cryptologic Research (IACR) (2015-present).
    • IACR School Committee (2014-2017).
    • Asiacrypt Steering Committee (2012-present).

    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)


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

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