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Craig Gentry From Yorktown's IBM Watson Center Earns 'Genius Grant'

Computer Scientist Craig Gentry is fueling a revolution in cryptography and theoretical computer science through his breakthroughs in fully homomorphic encryption, leading to the possibility of more secure cloud computing.  The Fellowship is a $625,0
Computer Scientist Craig Gentry is fueling a revolution in cryptography and theoretical computer science through his breakthroughs in fully homomorphic encryption, leading to the possibility of more secure cloud computing. The Fellowship is a $625,0 Video Credit: macfound

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Craig Gentry, a computer scientist at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown, is one of 21 fellows from throughout the world selected as "genius grant" winners by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Winners each receive $625,000 over the next five years from the foundation.

Gentry's work has led to significant progress in the area of more secure cloud computing.

For an overview of Gentry's research and accomplishments, click here.

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