Googler Moti Yung elected as 2013 ACM Fellow

December 11, 2013

Posted by Alfred Spector, VP of Engineering

Yesterday, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) released the list of those who have been elected ACM Fellows in 2013. I am excited to announce that Google Research Scientist Moti Yung is among the distinguished individuals receiving this honor.

Moti was chosen for his contributions to computer science and cryptography that have provided fundamental knowledge to the field of computing security. We are proud of the breadth and depth of his contributions, and believe they serve as motivation for computer scientists worldwide.

On behalf of Google, I congratulate our colleague, who joins the 17 ACM Fellow and other professional society awardees at Google, in exemplifying our extraordinarily talented people. You can read a more detailed summary of Moti’s accomplishments below, including the official citations from ACM.

Dr. Moti Yung: Research Scientist
For contributions to cryptography and its use in security and privacy of systems

Moti has made key contributions to several areas of cryptography including (but not limited to!) secure group communication, digital signatures, traitor tracing, threshold cryptosystems and zero knowledge proofs. Moti's work often seeds a new area in theoretical cryptography as well as finding applications broadly. For example, in 1992, Moti co-developed a protocol by which users can commonly compute a group key using their own private information that is secure against coalitions of rogue users. This work led to the growth of the broadcast encryption research area and has applications to pay-tv, network communication and sensor networks.
Moti is also a long-time leader of the security and privacy research communities, having mentored many of the leading researchers in the field, and serving on numerous program committees. A prolific author, Moti routinely publishes 10+ papers a year, and has been a key contributor to principled and consistent anonymization practices and data protection at Google.