Education

  • The University of Tokyo, Japan, Ph.D. (2001- September, 2004). Thesis:Bounds and Constructions for Mutually Distrustful Information Theoretically Secure Cryptographic Protocols, Advisor: Hideki Imai (IEEE Fellow, IACR Fellow)
  • The University of Tokyo, Japan, Master of Science in Information and Communication Engineering (1999-2001), Thesis: Quantum Authentication and Quantum Secret Sharing, Advisor: Hideki Imai
  • The University of Brasilia (UnB), Brazil, Bachelor in Electrical Engineering (1994-1998)

 

Experience

  • September 2017 - Present, Tenured Associate Professor, University of Washington, Tacoma, USA. 
  • September 2014 - September 2017, Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Tacoma, USA. 
  • October, 2005 - August 2014, Tenured Assistant Professor, University of Brasilia, Brazil.
  • March 2005 - October 2005, Researcher (Permanent Member of the Staff) with NTT Research Labs in Yokosuka, Japan (I quit this position to assume a professorship with the University of Brasilia).
  • 2004 - March, 2005 Working as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Tokyo.
  • 2003 (Summer) Intern in the crypto group headed by T. Okamoto at NTT, Yokosuka, Japan.
  • 2002 (Summer) Visitor of the European Institute for System Security (E.I.S.S.)/ Institut fur Algorithmen und Kognitive Systeme, Universitat Karlsruhe, Germany

Research Interests

  • Theory of Cryptography
  • Shannon Theory
  • Information Security

Languages

English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese (Mother language)

Awards and Scholarships

  • Paper published at Asiacrypt 2012 invited to the journal of cryptology.
  • Outstanding Instructor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Brasilia (2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012)
  • Best paper award at the 2003 Symposium on Cryptography and Information Security, Japan.
  • 2004-2005 Awarded the telecommunications advancement research fellowship by the Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan (TAO)
  • 1999-2004 Scholarship provided by the Japanese government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
  • 1995-1998 Scholarship for undergraduate research provided by Brazilian government through CNPq ( National Council for Research and Development)

Grants

Recent research grants

  1. NIARA INC, Big Data Security, 2015-2016, UWT, U$120,000, CO-PI. 
  2. UWT - Sub-Budget from University of Washington Parental Budget 62-6786. U$ 118,378, 3/1/2015 - 11/15/2015, PI
  3. Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs). This is a three year research project funded by Intel Corp. I am together with researchers from Intel Labs in Santa Clara, CA, USA, working on provable secure protocols based on physical unclonable functions for a range of applications: disk encryption, device authentication, etc. Additionally, I am working on applications of deterministic extractors and error correcting codes for obtaining (efficiently) good PUFs from imperfect ones. Total amount of the grant: US$ 87,000.00. (Intel Contact: George Cox) 
  4. Protocols and Software for Command and Control. This is a project of about US$ 1,500,000.00 where a team of professors (I am one of two PIs) of the university of Brasilia is working, together with the Brazilian army, to develop solutions for commandand control. the research deals with quite wide range of topics such as: Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), SOA security, Network Security, middleware, Enterprise Service Bus, Mobile Ad-hoc Networks, cryptography for constrained environments, etc.

Patents.

  1. NASCIMENTO, A.C. A. ; ATSUSHI, F. ; SUZUKI, Koutarou ; OKUBO, M. . DESIGNATED CONFIRMER SIGNATURE CREATING DEVICE, THIRD PARTY DEVICE, METHOD OF CREATING DESIGNATED CONFIRMER SIGNATURE, METHOD OF CONFIRMING SIGNATURE CREATOR, AND PROGRAM. 2008.
  2. There are other patents applied for which are under analysis.