Prof. Kurt Rohloff (NJIT)
Dr. Kurt Rohloff is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at NJIT, and the CTO and Co-founder of Duality Technologies. He has been leading the development and application of practical PETs technologies, with a focus on Fully Homomorphic Encryption since it was first discovered in 2009. He is the co-founder of the PALISADE open-source library and co-founder of the HomomorphicEncryption.org industry consortium for PETs technologies. He has led multiple DARPA and IARPA efforts to develop and apply homomorphic encryption, and he has been awarded a DARPA Director's Fellowship and other recognition for his work on PETs. He received his undergrad degree from Georgia Tech and his MS and PhD from the Univ. of Michigan.
Dr. Kim Laine (Principal Research Manager, Microsoft Research)
Dr. Kim Laine is a Principal Research Manager at Microsoft Research, where he leads the Cryptography and Privacy Research Group. His team has worked on applied homomorphic encryption for many years, most notably building and maintaining the Microsoft SEAL library. Kim is one of the steering committee members of the HomomorphicEncryption.org group and a co-rapporteur on a recent ISO/IEC new work item proposal for fully homomorphic encryption. Kim graduated from UC Berkeley in 2015 with a Ph.D. in Mathematics.
Mr. Hiroki Imabayashi (CEO, Eaglys)
Hiroki Imabayashi is a founder and CEO at EAGLYS, being responsible for strategy and alliance, business development, and finance since the foundation in 2016. He has been implementing multiple use cases in a private sector across industries, with practical applications of Homomorphic Encryption along with other Privacy Enhancing Technologies(PETs). He started his research on the data mining application of Fully Homomorphic Encryption in 2015, on the research project from Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) CREST. During the project, published multiple white papers and skipped grades to a Ph.D. course with an award. In 2019, became an AI strategy advisor for Tokyu Housing Leasing. In 2020, became a member of the AI Working Group at Consumer Affairs Agency. In the same year, he was commended by the Japan Venture Awards as "a manager of a highly motivated venture company that conducts innovative and high-potential businesses that contribute to solving social issues," and received the Small and Medium Business Administration Commissioner's Award. He received his undergraduate degree and his MS from Waseda University.
Prof. Hayato YAMANA (Waseda University)
Dr. Hayato Yamana received a Dr. Eng. degree at Waseda University in 1993. He began his career at the Electrotechnical Laboratory of the former Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), and was seconded to MITI's Machinery and Information Industries Bureau for a year in 1996. He was subsequently appointed associate professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Waseda University in 2000 and has been a professor since 2005. From 2018 to 2020, he served on the board of governors of IEEE Computer Society. At Waseda University, since Oct. 2020, he has been Vice President for IT Promotion and Chief Information Officer. His research interests include big data analysis and computer architecture. Especially from 2015, he is engaged in speeding up the execution over fully homomorphic encryption using computer architecture, compiler techniques.