About

Zeutro is a software company focused on bringing powerful, advanced encryption solutions to the market. It is managed and was founded by a team of expert cryptographers.

Founders

Susan Hohenberger Waters
Chief Executive Officer / CEO

Dr. Susan Hohenberger Waters is a co-founder and CEO of Zeutro, LLC. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since 2007, she has been on the Computer Science faculty at Johns Hopkins University. She has past experience working for IBM.

Dr. Hohenberger Waters’ research focuses on the design of practical cryptographic solutions to common computing problems. She publishes and has served on the program committees of the top technical security venues, with multiple papers invited to appear in the Journal of Cryptology. Her work has been covered by Scientific American, The Economist, Slashdot and the BBC. She is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award, a Microsoft Faculty Fellowship and a Google Faculty Research Award.

Matthew Green
Chief Technology Officer / CTO

Dr. Matthew Green is a co-founder and CTO of Zeutro, LLC and an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. A former Technical Staff member at AT&T Laboratories, Dr. Green previously co-founded a custom software security consultancy (Independent Security Evaluators, Inc.), where he served as CTO for seven years. In this capacity he oversaw the design and analysis of cryptographic security systems for multiple Fortune 50 clients. He is also a co-inventor of the cryptocurrency Zcash.

Dr. Green has published a number of patents and dozens of peer-reviewed technical papers. His work on industrial security systems has received nationwide coverage in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.

Brent Waters
Chief Scientist

Dr. Brent Waters is a co-founder and Chief Scientist of Zeutro, LLC and a Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University and was a post-doctoral researcher at Stanford University. Dr. Waters' research interests are in the areas of cryptography and computer security. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed technical papers. His publications include multiple award-winning papers and have successfully led to numerous patents.

Dr. Waters received the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and the ACM Test of Time Award for his foundational work in encryption. Dr. Waters is also a National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow, an NSF CAREER award recipient, a Microsoft Faculty Fellow, a Sloan Research Fellow and a Packard Foundation Fellow.

Contributors

Joseph Ayo Akinyele

Dr. Joseph Ayo Akinyele was the lead developer for the ZTK and OpenABE libraries. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University in 2013. In 2007, he earned an M.S. in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Subsequently, he worked at the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory as a software engineer, where he helped develop high assurance platforms for DoD sponsors utilizing trusted computing technology. He has also worked at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he helped implement real-time key management solutions for unmanned aerial vehicles.

Dr. Akinyele specializes in the efficient implementation of cutting-edge automation tools and cryptographic libraries, such as the ZTK and OpenABE. He was previously the lead developer of Charm, a cryptographic software library used by researchers in academic institutions around the world.